Astra H Front Brake Replacement

Brakes Astra H Front Brake Replacement

evocarlos

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#27
It's like a grown up version of Blue Peter... "Heres one I made earlier"
its true :)
but if i can make it and save yourself money on tools that i will only need every now and again
if i was doing rear brakes every 3 months then that warrants the cost of buying one :)
maybe i should start making them and selling them one lol :) (not gonna happen)

edit:- just to add my tool does front and rear to just as the bought one would :)
 

Matt

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#28
its true :)
but if i can make it and save yourself money on tools that i will only need every now and again
if i was doing rear brakes every 3 months then that warrants the cost of buying one :)
maybe i should start making them and selling them one lol :) (not gonna happen)
That's pretty much what happens with my tools. I bought the Halfords torque wrench....and have used it once when I changed the spark plugs (which I've done loads of times before without one!)
 

evocarlos

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#29
I bought the Halfords torque wrench....and have used it once when I changed the spark plugs (which I've done loads of times before without one!)
lol i tryed to do that earlier i had a right giggle at myself my torque wrench only goes down to 30 NM was stood outside in the rain saying to myself ""how the fk am i sposed to measure 20nm""
 

Matt

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#31
I buy the right tools for the jobs as I've cut and hurt myself enough times :-/ Nearly lost an eye once slipping with a screwdriver
Ouch! It is nice having the correct tools. I ended up buying the Halfords Pro 50 piece set when I did the rear shocks, because they don't sell an E20 single, only as part of their larger 1/2" driver sets.
 

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#33
safety 1st gloves and glasses !
sounds like you need super overalls when working on cars :)
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Haha, only it was a push bike! - 14 at the time, experimenting. Using a large flat headed screwdriver to remove the sprockets off the rear wheel of the bike. Kinda slipped and stabbed myself in the eye, no permement damage though. Had to wear eye patch for 3 months and sunglasses 6 months after that.
 

evocarlos

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#34
Haha, only it was a push bike! - 14 at the time, experimenting. Using a large flat headed screwdriver to remove the sprockets off the rear wheel of the bike. Kinda slipped and stabbed myself in the eye, no permement damage though. Had to wear eye patch for 3 months and sunglasses 6 months after that.
still you were lucky and you kept your sight we all do live and learn :)
flashback me at 16 with my ts50x on a oil barrel back wheel off and 12mm spanner on the shocker nut one push and the spanner snapped i ended up punching the side on the shock you know the flat bit where the spring sits :s

the one tool i own that i bought when i was 11 from a auction was a big box of spanners only have a few left now
one of them is the best spanner ever cause its an 11/15" the genuine right size for the cams on the z22se :)
 
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