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Installing brake pads and rotors
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Posted 4/29/2006 9:09 AM
ThrillKill

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Installing brake pads and rotors

Has anyone done this? Normally I would just take it in but I would like to do it myself. Difficult? How?
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Posted 4/29/2006 11:37 AM
jtbeche

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RE: Installing brake pads and rotors

Probably not too hard.  I mean, it's just a brake job, right?  Anyway, definitely check out post #20 in the DIY's over on mbworld.  Maybe you can take some pics of your install and write up a DIY for here. 
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Posted 4/29/2006 12:46 PM
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RE: Installing brake pads and rotors

Its not hard at all. The only hard part is taking the bolts out of the caliper (if you dont have air tools).
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Posted 4/29/2006 7:49 PM
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Re: Installing brake pads and rotors

You will also need and impact tool to get the screw holding the rotor's I know for a fact some benzes have it and others don't you wont be able to tell until you get the wheel out.
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Posted 4/30/2006 10:57 AM
blackbenzz

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RE: Installing brake pads and rotors

Theres an Alan holding the rotors on and its not that difficult to take off. You might have to hit the rotor with a hammer a few times to loosen it after the alen is taken out.
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Posted 4/30/2006 1:50 PM
ThrillKill

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RE: Installing brake pads and rotors

So there are no fine adjustments or bleeding like the old cars?
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Posted 4/30/2006 7:19 PM
acb3nz

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Nope Senor.
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Posted 4/30/2006 7:28 PM
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Re: Installing brake pads and rotors

Does the Benz rear disc brakes have that funky brake caliber piston, thats slotted, and has to be turned in to compress the caliber for the new thicker pads?
I ran into this on an Eldorado last year. Had to buy a special tool to ingage the slots, then use a ratchet to run the piston in. Not the simple C clamp compression as the fronts are.

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Posted 5/1/2006 9:40 AM
blackbenzz

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Re: Installing brake pads and rotors

Higgie - 4/30/2006 7:28 PM

Does the Benz rear disc brakes have that funky brake caliber piston, thats slotted, and has to be turned in to compress the caliber for the new thicker pads?
I ran into this on an Eldorado last year. Had to buy a special tool to ingage the slots, then use a ratchet to run the piston in. Not the simple C clamp compression as the fronts are.

ummm, no.
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