- My model of MX-5 is: NA
- I’m based near: London
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: Brakes
After a driving trip to Scotland i decided my 1.6 brakes were pitiful … I know i thought , I will upgrade them to 1.8 brakes as my friend on my trip had that car and the braking was way way better
So i purchased 4 discs, pads & a set of carriers … however i have run into some woes which i need help with
Brake bleed nipples … the nipples seem really small and i can’t find a flare nut wrench for them … it looks like the front take a 8mm spanner and the rears 7mm ? any advice on the right tool and general experiences with these small brake nipples … any better alternatives / bigger size etc
3 of the nipples are on tight and i think if i use a normal spanner i will strip them … which is strange as the previous owner said he bled the brakes last year and i do believe him … any advice
rear left caliper … this is brand new (like 3 months old and was fitted by previous owners garage) … i followed a good DIY guide and got to the point to unwind the caliper… i am certain when unwinding the allen key the caliper barely retracted … after a few turns the allen head with splines on it came out of the caliper … have I done something wrong … as it stands that although i can push the caliper with the new pads back on, its way too tight and will definitely bind unless i back it out some more … i cant see if i push the allen spline bit back in how it would miraculously reengage and work???