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cruiser647

Brake pads for my A8

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I have a quick question about changing my rear brake pads.

 

Do I need to use VAG-Com to wind the caliper pistons back or do I use the old hand tool to do it?

I need to change my rear pads tomorrow.

 

Thanks!

 

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OK, thanks!

 

Will take my laptop with me to my mate's drive where I will be changing the pads!

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Changed them, but now it's whinging that the pads need replacing!  The dash symbol is on, and each time I remove the error, it immediately re-appears.

 

How can I remove that?  I have a semi-working version of VAG-Com as I could 'open them for pad changing' and 'closed them after pad changing'.

 

Any ideas?

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Sorted!

 

I had to tell VAG-Com the thickness of the new pads.  Once in, it registered them and is not whinging now.

Phew!

 

:grin:

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Just bought some pads and discs for my A8.

 

Whenever I have boufght discs, they have come in 1 box with 2 discs in.

 

Not these buggers!  1 box each.  They weigh an absolute tonne!  I am sure they are 15"+ across! (will measure)

The pads are massive too.  I have the twin caliper set-up, so when I opened the boxes.......  wow!  Huge!

 

Once fitted, I will be stopping on a 6 pence!  The old ones are 85% worn.  :( , so next weekend - if the weather is good.....

It will mean I won't have to go to the gym for months!

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