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    Clarks Skeletal Hydraulic; Seperating Disc Pads for Fitment

    I've made a bit of an embaressing bo bo and pulled the lever on my hydraulic brake kit before fitting it. The caliper has now pushed the pads together leaving no room to slot the disc rotor. what do i need to do to seperate the pads / caliper spacing?

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    Carefully with a small flat screwdriver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neily03
    Carefully with a small flat screwdriver.
    Unfortunately that does not work. The kit is already full of dot 4 fluid pre bled. Will i have to drain out the fluid first and then seperate the pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brumbrum
    Unfortunately that does not work. The kit is already full of dot 4 fluid pre bled. Will i have to drain out the fluid first and then seperate the pads?
    No. Find a flathead screwdriver, press it between the pads and spread them apart. It will work. If if doesn't, you're not doing it right.
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    ok, thanks. i will try again

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    Andrew

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    I've heard of people using a deck of playing cards too. Place some cards in and keep adding cards until they're pushed apart. No idea if this works though, and seems rather long and unnecessary.
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    you were right, i was wrong. it was just a matter of finding the correct spot to lever the pad. Once found it eased apart. thanks for the tip and patience

    Andrew

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