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Old 03-26-2006, 03:28 AM   #1
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Brake pad replacement

I will shortly be changing pads on my 986 Boxster S. On previous cars when I have changed pads on I have been able to use a "G clamp" to push the pistons back into the bores. Looking at the Porsche callipers I doubt this will work for the Boxster S. Can anyone out there tell me the method for pressing the pistons back into the bore.
I know if I open the blead valve they will probably move back with just hand pressure but this to me is not a preferred method.

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Old 03-26-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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I will shortly be changing pads on my 986 Boxster S. On previous cars when I have changed pads on I have been able to use a "G clamp" to push the pistons back into the bores. Looking at the Porsche callipers I doubt this will work for the Boxster S. Can anyone out there tell me the method for pressing the pistons back into the bore.
I know if I open the blead valve they will probably move back with just hand pressure but this to me is not a preferred method.

Regards,

Tony W
Not the nicest method but you can use the pad to push the piston back in. Put a screwdriver into the loop that sticks out from the brake pad [if you don't have the loop then this won't work ;-D ] then push the screwdriver up and towards the piston. Kind of like prying the piston in. For the piston on the inside it is up and back and for the piston on the outside it is up and out. Has worked for me for many brake changes. To lazy to buy the tool. ;-D

Michael

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Old 03-28-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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I just use a rubber handled pipe wrench (use 1 leg for each piston, and so 1 side at a time). You can easily push the piston back where they need to be. Just make sure what ever you use is well padded.
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