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    Default Rear brakes on a c2 loeb

    Hi guys n gals
    Iím changing over my rear brakes and new discs now I read posts that say wind in the pistons clockwise which I have been doing which feels like forever but Am I doing it right some say donít use a g clamp but I feel like they are taking forever itís a 2007 I donít want to undo any bleed nipples so just undone cap on reservoir as no shops open to buy any fluid

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    I use a proper caliper windback tool as it applies pressure while the piston is rotated , mine came off eBay and wasn’t a fortune , it can also be used for other vehicles are there are various adaptors to facilitate this

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    This is the set I have and to be honest it’s paid for itself 10 times over https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283494074243

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    Cheers trek yeah I bought some crap tool that is just a metal cube with different combinations on it obviously not the correct tool,I take it they wind in clockwise then

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    Also trek Iíve seen a tool that will do it on eBay as the link you put up is a good piece of kit but I donít plan on doing other cars just my own the tool say right hand thread or there are left hand thread Iím just unsure which one I need

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    Hi trek ignore my last thread as I have bought the tool set you recommended as I have a feeling that if I bought a right handed kit that I might need the opposite to adjust the piston out but I’m still in need to find out if the pistons are clockwise to compress cheers

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    Right people my new discs have turned up and they are 7mm thick instead of 9mm rears I’m on about and the seller said he confirmed it with Citroen and they said the spec has changed which I’m not sure about,how can they change the spec if they stopped making the vts after 09 can anyone shed any light on this please

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    Send em back , they are C4 VTS ones iircc, they fit but they are thinner .try these
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124123589987

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    Hi trek these were the ones I bought from this supplier but they said 9mm on the box but they were 7mm in the box and he said he checked with Citroen and they said these were the correct ones as Citroen had changed there spec but as I took 9mm ones off my car how can they change the spec mmmm I knew you would know the difference

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    As far as I am aware they are 9mm , the C4 VTS has a similar rear brake set up but it’s 7 mm, I know this as when I was doing the rear brakes on the C4 Wrc , it had 7mm discs , I had a set of 9mm replacements rotors made as they are a tarox conversion with two part rear disc set up and the old ones were shot

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    Yeah well the old discs are 9mm like I said,Iím only replacing them as I have already replaced the front ones with new ones and I want 9mm on the rears so Iím gonna send these ones back and clean up my rear discs and put them back on so thanks for the heads up on this trek

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    No problem , stay safe

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    I still have my loeb wide body and my 81 year old mum still has a loeb as daily transport , bottom picture is like a before and after






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    Bloody hell trek that’s a nice wide body and the other loeb looks nice as well,well done to your mum for still showing the young ones how it’s done in style I’m drooling over that wide body well done trek

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    Yes sheís nice , built it myself a few years ago .i actually have another the same , and i bought the morette headlight conversion for it and a few other bits and pieces to change its look slightly





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    Well you have done yourself proud,I seem to remember when I came to yours many years ago you had a car on ramps that looked similar to the pic but nowhere near complete

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    Possibly this one



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    Yeah that looks familiar think it was just a shell when I last seen it but I think you had two cars in your garage at the time but this one looks nice

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    Itís similar spec to the loeb , but built the red and white one first
    And then I bought this as I didnít have enough Citroenís



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    Well you can never have enough Citroenís but for some reason Iíve never been a fan of the c4 donít know why but each to there own

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    I wasnít a huge fan but this car is one of a kind ,built by Cituning for Citroen uk , who used it as a press car to promote the Citroen C4 dominance of the world rally championship
    This picture is one of the original ones taken for Cituning Brochure
    Itís truly one of a kind


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    I bet that boot spoiler weighs a bit,and I think why I’m not keen is because they are a big car in comparison to the c2 and I don’t like big cars but each to there own

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    So my rear brake pistons do they wind in clockwise or anti clockwise cheers

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    Boot spoiler is actually light as a feather , itís genuine Citroen sport carbon fibre one as well
    Pistons iirc are clockwise , havenít done one for a while , depends on the brand of calipers , but wind them all the way in then out half a turn so the adjuster mechanism re-engages
    They will only screw in one way.......


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    Cheers for that trek it does look heavy,do you own this car then or was you just posting the pic

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