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Re: 2012 Abarth eating rear brake pads

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Not sure about the winding tool, Jnoiles would be the person to ask, he's changed his rear pads a few times

I had a 77 Peugeot 504 which was a fantastic car.

I would have one again no question about it. Fantastic car At some stage I do want to own a 205/306/106 GTi or Rallye however.
Oh, I had a 205 as well.. The 504`s were rugged, borne out by the 10000`s still running in Africa, the 505 less so, but still not bad. Not my idea of nice to drive though, & the engines were rattly old things!

One of my ex-Peugeot colleagues has a 504 that he`s had for many years, about a 1976, in white & absolutely spotless, you`d love it!

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Oh, I had a 205 as well.. The 504`s were rugged, borne out by the 10000`s still running in Africa, the 505 less so, but still not bad. Not my idea of nice to drive though, & the engines were rattly old things!

One of my ex-Peugeot colleagues has a 504 that he`s had for many years, about a 1976, in white & absolutely spotless, you`d love it!

Heres some pics for your amusement
Where are the pics?

The 504 is the antithesis of the 500 in some ways. A 500 probably wouldn't last 6 months in Africa and an Abarth even less. But then again a 500 is a far better car around town, I owned a 504 back in Australia and that was a far better environment for it
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Seems a caliper rewind tool is required btw
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Seems a caliper rewind tool is required btw
If you don't have the tool I managed OK without. I used a pair of long nose pliers, opened them up (like a pair of dividers) so that each tip fitted into a recessed section of the piston and then turned them to screw the piston back in.

p.s. If you have never topped up your brake fluid then screwing the pistons back in shouldn't cause the master cylinder to overflow but best to check as you do each one. If necessary use a pipette or similar to suck some fluid from the reservoir.
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Where are the pics?

The 504 is the antithesis of the 500 in some ways. A 500 probably wouldn't last 6 months in Africa and an Abarth even less. But then again a 500 is a far better car around town, I owned a 504 back in Australia and that was a far better environment for it
Sorry, I forgot to attach them, theyre on now!`

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If you don't have the tool I managed OK without. I used a pair of long nose pliers, opened them up (like a pair of dividers) so that each tip fitted into a recessed section of the piston and then turned them to screw the piston back in.

p.s. If you have never topped up your brake fluid then screwing the pistons back in shouldn't cause the master cylinder to overflow but best to check as you do each one. If necessary use a pipette or similar to suck some fluid from the reservoir.
Thanks for that, I`ve done quite a few other cars & done it in a similar way, I might as well invest in a proper wind up tool, especially if I`m gonna have to do his every 6 months!
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If you don't have the tool...
By the way, I love the way the classic Panda is hiding in your sig pic Tony, making the 500s look huge!
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