97 A6Q rear brakes

Aalok Kacha aalok at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 19 13:41:44 EDT 2002

I hadn't looked at it closely, but I've been using one of the other faces
which works OK on my car, but I can see that the 4 corner one will be a much
better fit. I'll grind 2 of them down and use it next time. I have a '98 A4.


On 8/18/02 2:30 PM, "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com> wrote:

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> 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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