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Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, 6 days for New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road. However, we are beginning to see supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still strongly recommended to get one done.







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How To... remove and refit brake pads for an Alfa SZ/RZ/75/Alfetta/Alfetta GTV/GTV6

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A How To.. remove and refit brake pads for an Alfa SZ/RZ/75/Alfetta/Alfetta GTV/GTV6.

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On the 75 / RZ / SZ, disconnect the brake wear warning sensor, before taking out the calliper retaining pins

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Using a hammer and pin punch, knock out the lower retaining pin first, then remove the top pin

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Prize back the brake pads and remove, then push the pistons back into the calliper (you can do this with the aid off a bar, which shouldn’t require much force).

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Apply copper slip to top, bottom and back of brake pads, (where it makes contact with the calliper and piston). Take care not put any on the friction surfaces.

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Insert new pads...

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...making sure to copper slip both ends of the retaining pins

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Hand tighten wheel nuts, lower front end onto ground then tighten nuts to the correct torque setting.

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