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CSB3: Aint No Speed Limit Cause There Aint No Cops

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
He's talking about the piston retraction tool. I just use Acadia's when I need one.

As far as I remember you only need that special tool for the rears, the front don't need compression + twist so your old pad in a c clamp should do

....someone correct me if I'm wrong on that.

Good luck using a c clamp on your front calipers. If you can get it to fit, push one in and the others come out.

Unless he hasn't installed them yet, he has a 6 piston bbk and would fight with a c clamp as well.
 

aspro_gti

Autocross Champion
Location
Central Massachusetts
Car(s)
2012 K04 GTI
Good luck using a c clamp on your front calipers. If you can get it to fit, push one in and the others come out.

Unless he hasn't installed them yet, he has a 6 piston bbk and would fight with a c clamp as well.
The pistons on the front are retracted... I do have to fit the rear single piston (which will be my parking brake), and might need that push and twist tool... if it's just push, then I should be alright with a C clamp and a block of wood.


I ended up having to take out my rear shock and spring bolts so that I can move them out the way to get more access so I can use a big breaker bar and beat the shit out of the pad carrier bolts... which still aren't out... gonna have to tackle them more tomorrow.
 

jay745

What Would Glenn Danzig Do
Location
Slightly Outside Chicago
Car(s)
Mk6 racecar, Tacoma
the two of you need to get a room.

These motherfucker pad carrier bolts on the rear are such a bitch to get to. They're rusted out too.
If I had the car up in the air on a lift, it'd be easier to slide in my breaker bar... but I'm working with stands. If only I were richer 🤣
Fuck me this brake install is going to take forever.
My guy no. Get a long handle flex head ratchet. Tekton has them cheap. Having the right tool makes the world of difference
Fuck rear carrier bolts
n00b
 

jay745

What Would Glenn Danzig Do
Location
Slightly Outside Chicago
Car(s)
Mk6 racecar, Tacoma
Good luck using a c clamp on your front calipers. If you can get it to fit, push one in and the others come out.
It makes me giggle listening to you guys struggle with basic things like this. This is one time using a small block of wood is appropriate, amazing you don't think of these things but use a 2x4 for suspension 😂😂😂😂
 

aspro_gti

Autocross Champion
Location
Central Massachusetts
Car(s)
2012 K04 GTI
Here comes Jay everybody... high and mighty with his advice...
Yes Jay, I wish I had the ball twister 3000 so I can save myself in this one situation I'll ever experience... tools matter... right...
While I'm buying tools... should I buy a vibrating dildo for my girl? I bet it'll work better than what I've got... so much for my dignity anyway...

In all seriousness though, I make do just fine with all my tools. It's only a few scenarios that I have to jump a hoop or two to get something off.
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Location
United States
Car(s)
Turbo. Blue.
Here comes Jay everybody... high and mighty with his advice...
Yes Jay, I wish I had the ball twister 3000 so I can save myself in this one situation I'll ever experience... tools matter... right...
While I'm buying tools... should I buy a vibrating dildo for my girl? I bet it'll work better than what I've got... so much for my dignity anyway...

In all seriousness though, I make do just fine with all my tools. It's only a few scenarios that I have to jump a hoop or two to get something off.
Get a magic wand.
 

JC_451

Autocross Champion
Location
NJ, one of the nice parts.
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Here comes Jay everybody... high and mighty with his advice...
Yes Jay, I wish I had the ball twister 3000 so I can save myself in this one situation I'll ever experience... tools matter... right...
While I'm buying tools... should I buy a vibrating dildo for my girl? I bet it'll work better than what I've got... so much for my dignity anyway
This is hilarious 😂
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Here comes Jay everybody... high and mighty with his advice...
Yes Jay, I wish I had the ball twister 3000 so I can save myself in this one situation I'll ever experience... tools matter... right...
While I'm buying tools... should I buy a vibrating dildo for my girl? I bet it'll work better than what I've got... so much for my dignity anyway...

In all seriousness though, I make do just fine with all my tools. It's only a few scenarios that I have to jump a hoop or two to get something off.
oh #1 then yes the rear tend to be twist & push, I've seen a buddy do it with a pair of needle nose pliers but he also has herculean hands so ymmv. I would advise against just compressing the rears, since it's like 94% a screw in type. Can you rent a set of caliper tools from the auto part store? I have a HF set but I'm not sure if it includes one that fits VWs, last time I did them I just used the Metalnerd tool. Oh and HF sells a ratcheting 3/8" breaker bar that comes in clutch sometimes, just sayin'

PBblaster?

Carrier bolts not GF
¿porque no los dos?
 
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