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Old 03-16-2010, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front brake pads easy DIY job?

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Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere (remember the rear pads being mentioned) apparently my front pads will need doing soon - I can get the pads from Brakes International for 30 a set - boggo ones just wondered if they are easy to do yourself? (Done brakes before on other cars)

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piece of p1ss Stan,take wheel off,remove bottom caliper slide bolt,swing caliper up(hold it up cos it''l fall back down on your hand,ouch,lol)remove pads,push pistons back,replace new pads,sswing caliper back down,replace bolt,replace wheel,PUMP the brake pedal(don't forget that bit,lol) and off you go to bed them in,job done
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piece of p1ss Stan,take wheel off,remove bottom caliper slide bolt,swing caliper up(hold it up cos it''l fall back down on your hand,ouch,lol)remove pads,push pistons back,replace new pads,sswing caliper back down,replace bolt,replace wheel,PUMP the brake pedal(don't forget that bit,lol) and off you go to bed them in,job done
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piece of p1ss Stan,take wheel off,remove bottom caliper slide bolt,swing caliper up(hold it up cos it''l fall back down on your hand,ouch,lol)remove pads,push pistons back,replace new pads,sswing caliper back down,replace bolt,replace wheel,PUMP the brake pedal(don't forget that bit,lol) and off you go to bed them in,job done
Excellent that sounds easier than doing Brembos! Thanks very much will get some pads ordered and get it done - btw know how much the stealers wanted to charge - I am sure you do 290!! WTF!
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Brembo's are old school style with pins n clips but bloody hell do they work better,stock pads are easier to do than Brembo's.290??? how much of that is labour cost as it should take a level 2 thicko 1(with phone calls to us on how to do it,lol) hour to do.I would charge in labour 17.50 plus vat for changing pads on a "C" and I charge 35 @hour + vat,thats how easy it is
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my independent garage charged me 50 including the pads on my recent service, those stealers should be ashamed of themselves
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To be honest I cant remember if he mentioned new discs up front also - but even so 290!!!!!!

I dont let stealers do my brakes or other stuff non service unless I really have to - the way I look at it - if yer average 17 year old trainee can work on these things why not me, at least I will take care and not scratch or dint the barge whilst doing it!
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My dealer wanted 358 for front discs and pad fitted even though the discs still look like new!
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well if anyone's willing to travel,I'll fit pads n discs for 40 plus the parts(unless you supply),you'll be in n out before you know it,lol
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well if anyone's willing to travel,I'll fit pads n discs for 40 plus the parts(unless you supply),you'll be in n out before you know it,lol
Sure that I will be coming to see you when my warranty is up
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