How do the rear brakes on the Rover P6 work?


Asked by Pete Jun 25, 2012 at 06:37 AM about the 1972 Rover 3500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm trying to give mine a new set of pads but I can't get the inb/d pistons to wind back in! I know there is a specialist tool available but, I've read that you don't really need one? Is it just a question of turning the piston itself, where it meets the back of the pad? Are they simply threaded & is that thread handed the same on both sides? They seem really stiff on mine, I've only managed to move one side one turn, can I lubricate it with something? I don't want to put anything on that might eat away at the seals.

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The pistons in the rear brakes on the P6 screw in. You can use the special tool, or you can use a screwdriver or similar tool laid across the piston to rotate it.

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draper sell the tool for about eight pounds and it sits on a 3/8ths ratchet

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