Original thread here: http://www.civictype-r.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=71545

Author: Timo 

Firstly use the excellent ‘how to replace front brake pads’ by dieselpower, which can be found here.


In addition to the tools that are needed, you will need an impact driver to remove the brake disk retaining screws.
You won’t need the rope to tie the calliper back as you will be removing it from it’s mount completely.

Carrying on from step 3 in the above ‘how to’, at the point
where the bottom calliper retaining bolt is removed.

After removing the lower calliper bolt, remove the upper calliper bolt and
remove the calliper from it’s mount. If you removed the brake pipe
retaining bolt as in dieselpower’s ‘how to’, you will be able to move the
calliper towards the front of the wing, so it’s not in your way.


You then need to remove the two 17mm calliper mount bolts.
The calliper mount can then be removed. Clean the brake pad spring clips
and apply copper grease to them ready for refitting.


Next you need to remove the two brake disk retaining screws using an
impact driver. It is very difficult to remove these with an ordinary screw


Once removed the brake disk can be replaced with the new one. Important NOTE – Wash your hands before taking the new disks
out of the box and fitting them, to reduce any dirt or grease coming into contact with the disk surface.
If you do get them dirty, clean them with brake disk cleaner fluid.

Line up the two beveled screw holes on the new disk with the
holes on the wheel plate.


Replace the brake disk retainer screws after applying some copper
grease to the threads. Use the impact driver to tighten them fully.

Replace the calliper mount and the brake pads. Using a calliper rewind
tool, refit the calliper over the pads as mentioned in dieselpower’s how to.


Replace the wheel and repeat for the other side.


Important NOTE – When rewinding the calliper make sure the brake fluid resevoir doesn’t overflow. If you think it will either remove some of
the fluid or wrap a towel or rag around the resevoir.

Pump the brake pedal a few times to get the callipers back into position and check brake fluid level, before driving off.

Remember to avoid heavy braking for the first 200 miles, so the disks and new pads can be bedded in correctly.

Hope this is of some help and a huge thank you to dieselpower for the brake pad ‘how to’.