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VW Golf braking system

I've been told that the rear pistons on the VW Golf are right and left handed, so have to turn them either clockwise or anticlockwise to adjust. Is this true?

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I just did mine on a MK3 GTI, you turn both sides clockwise. DO NOT turn them anti-clockwise. Also, apply pressure to the piston while turning it. Hope you can learn from my mistakes.

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