Change f56 rear too ?

Old 02-04-2018, 08:01 AM
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Change f56 rear too ?

Hi guys

Apologies if this posted somewhere but I cannot find it

I'm after a guide to change my rear pads on my f56,

I Have done about 5 sets on my r53, so have correct rewind tool for that,
But I cannot find correct one for the latest car?

I don't want to start a job without finishing

Ps just got a roadster recently
I assume that will need a different tool as well
Old 02-04-2018, 08:39 AM
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basic procedure has been the same for all my MINIs

my brake retractor tool came with an assortment of adapter plates for different size/manufacturer of the calipers but that's the main difference ... a different plate was needed. And GEN1 used a recessed allen on the sliders while later changed to a standard hex head.

IME once I'd done a couple of sets of disk brake pads and rotors they've all been basically the same altho there are now calipers where the direction of rotation for the 'press and turn' has been reversed. Which is why better retraction tools now come with two handles, one for clockwise and one for anti .... I've done Honda, Toyota, Ford, Mazda and Mini in addition to MINI ... GEN1 MINI was my first outing and everything after has been very very similar ... the differences were obvious in how to handle.
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