thanks for the guide Really helped me!
I'd recommend getting the piston reset tool for the rear brakes, makes it a *LOT* simpler (Trying to twist the piston at the same time as pushing it into the caliper is really hard even with a helper!)
I'm leaving it a week before doing the front pads (as i want the rears to bed in first). Will i be able to push the piston back in with little effort or would you recommend getting a C clamp?
Yes, it is nearly impossible to push the rear pistons in without the tool. I wouldn't want to try it.
Reminds me of when I helped my friend with his old 240sx or whatever it was. We had no idea the piston had to be turned, I had only ever done cars where you just push it in with a C-clamp. We beat the hell out of two of my dad's bar clamps before we figured it out, using channel-locks to grip the wooden screw handles (we even broke one). IIRC after all the pushing all we had to do was turn it with no pressure on it and it went right in.
no pressure? I've tried that on our calipers but had no success, IDK if it would be easier to do with the bleeder opened.