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W115 220D Brake DIY/Tips

I am by all means a noob when it comes to these cars I am looking for some type of tutorial or a DIY thread which explains how to change brake pads on these cars. I have changed brakes on VW's and Nissan's but when i took the wheel off and i had a look at the brakes on the 220 i wanted to ask before i continued.

Does anyone have any tips that would prove helpful? What tools do i need? I see that MB says you need extractors and some special clamp to press in the caliper pistons etc.

Are the brakes fairly easy to install - can osmeone give me a brief rundown of the process?

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It's actually not a tough job at all - just a little time consuming. The clamp you need is a D clamp - you can buy big ones for about $10 at Home Depot. They squeeze the caliper piston back enough to give you some play with the pads.

I'm going from three year old memory on a brake job on my 108, so I'm a little fuzzy. There's a pair of hex hed machine screws that you remove, both visible on the caliper assembly. This allow the whole thing to be pulled easily up and out of the way, allowing easy access to the pads.

Both pads should pop off the caliper easily (they're held on by simple retaining metal brackets), and be replaced just as easy. Installation is the reverse.

Your best bet is to look at a Haynes or Chilton's manual for your car for a more detailed explanation.
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I agree, there is nothing special about the MB brakes, just get a general manual (chiltons, whatever) and do what it says. Use some sort of Squeel Paste (or equiv) on the backing plates of the pads or you will get brake squeeeeeeel.

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Thanks for the quick responses, guys. I will probably try to tackle these in the next week or so.
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