[V8] 4.2 A6 dual piston front break pad replacement

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Sat Dec 23 13:59:14 EST 2006

I am pretty sure you have the same brakes on the 4.2 as the 2.7, Allroad, B5 S4 and even A8. I use to have a B5 S4. I couldn't believe how easy they were to work on.
Here's a nice write-up for you. It should only take you like 5 minutes per side. They were too easy, not use to it :)

> From: eric at xmission.com> To: v8 at audifans.com> Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 17:44:40 -0700> Subject: [V8] 4.2 A6 dual piston front break pad replacement> > > > > So, it's time to replace the front pads on my A6. Dealer > wanted over $300 which after having done breaks for years I > scoffed at. Pulled one of the wheels today and wow what a > setup. Quite a difference with the dual pistons and all the > fun tubing makes the front caliper look like something off of > the space shuttle. > > Digging around to remove the caliper from the car I came > across my first question and figured I'd see if anyone has > any advice. > > There are two possible ways the caliper can be handled. There > is a set of torx (top and bottom) that look like they will > allow the caliper to be split in two. Then, behind a couple > of plastic covers where I expected a set of torx there are > round bolts. Not torx, not hex, just round with a hole that > is an inch or so deep. These look like the bolts that hold > the calipers on. > > Am I missing something or is the way to handle these to just > pull the torx splitting the caliper in two? This of course > will require a lot of break bleeding since the bleeder valve > will need to be removed to remove the top torx. > > What is the deal with the other bolts? I haven't run across > anything quite like it in my days of working on cars. > > Any BTDT advice?> > Thanks, > > Eric> > _______________________________________________> Audifans V8 mailing list> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all contributions welcome!

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