97 A6Q rear brakes

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sun Aug 18 16:30:48 EDT 2002

At 12:04 PM 08/18/2002 -0700, CL Wong wrote:

>the lisle tools needs to be modified to fit our cars.
>See bentley for the procedure.  Basically, you need to
>grind off 2 corners of a 4 corner side of the tool
>that is the closest match.

As someone pointed out to me when I touted the Lisle-type tool a while
back,  this approach is only marginally successful unless you have like-new
pistons in perfectly-performing calipers.  If you need to apply much of any
force to get the piston to retract while turning it, the little square
block with the tiny prongs is a sure way to skin some knuckles.  The tool
worked fine on my 200q20v's rear calipers that were on our salty roads less
than a year, but when I tried to use it a few weeks ago on the V8, which
probably has the original calipers, it was a flop.  I'd of almost paid the
$60 or so for an "official" tool if I could have walked in and bought
it.  Instead, I used the water pump pliers and C-Clamp approach.

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