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Date: 29 Oct 2002 16:02:38 GMT
From: davehinznopsamcop.net
Subject: Re: Need advice changing brake pads on 89 900 non-turbo


Someone who looks an awful lot like MarkC <markcharlesnopsamv.net> wrote: > I can answer my own question. I should have researched it first. For > those who don't know, the rear caliper pistons must be twisted in & for > this there is a special tool that you can buy. For an 89? I don't think so, I think this is later than the twist-in pistons. On my '88 900T, which I *think* has the same brakes as your 89, there's a 13mm plug on the back of the caliper - looks like a bolt with a 13mm head. Remove with ratchet/socket Inside, there is an adjusting screw, which is (I think) a 5mm allen-head setscrew looking thing, use *that* to pull the piston back into the caliper. If you don't have the bolt-looking plug on the back of your calipers, then disregard the above. Dave Hinz --

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