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SHIMANO Yellow Hydraulic pad Spacer ?

bilabonicbilabonic Posts: 299
edited June 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi All

Looking at bleeding a set of Shimano M535 brakes and all the guides recommend using a spacer with the brake pads removed.

I do not have a spacer, what else can i use ? I do not want any oil to get on the pads.

Cheers
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    anything that fits with the pads removed.
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  • thelonegrooverthelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    Ask nicely at your LBS, worked for me.
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    A4 paper folded right works well.
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  • dan2207dan2207 Posts: 7
    10mm allen key
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    dan2207 wrote:
    10mm allen key

    I would be very careful doing this. The pistons are sometimes made out of ceramic and can chip very easily you shouldnt be putting anything metal in there. I have used a piece of 10mm (3/8th) chipboard cut down to fit when I couldnt find the bleed block.
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  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    plastic tyre lever if your in a pinch
  • thelonegrooverthelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    Have a look in your washing peg bag, some of the old wooden ones might do.
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