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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 8th May 2019, 22:18
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As I think has been mentioned before. I don't have to do many miles in my Bmax before the front wheels are black with dust.
Although at the last service they said they were fine. It's only done about 12,500 miles though.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 10th May 2019, 10:35
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£175 for front pads AND discs supplied and fitted - I’d bite their hand off at that price!
Price the parts up alone on Autosessive (usually one of the cheapest for good quality parts) and it’s nearly £130 before fitting or the couple of hours it would take to do yourself.
As already said, modern pads often need replacing at every other pad change.
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Re the brake dust, aftermarket plastic shields are available that go between the back of the wheel and the brake assembly. Never used them myself so I can’t comment on how well they work (or effect the brake temperature).
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 7th December 2019, 14:00
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Just doing our discs and pads now. Mileage just turned 30,000 mls. On the discs is given the minimum thickness of 21mm, they are about 23mm when new and ours are down to 20.6mm, pads about 2.5mm.
By contrast my old 1980 Triumph Spitfire has been through several pad changes but original discs are still fine, so I would say very much down to the weight of the car.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 25th January 2020, 16:24
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I replaced our front disks and pads last summer at about 30k . Did them myself in 30 minutes. No special tools required. Bought Pagid disks and pads £90 delivered. Was quoted £225 by a local garage.
Whilst Iím ok with pads at that mileage itís unusual for disks to wear at that rate IMHO.

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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 25th January 2020, 23:36
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We are coming up to 71000 miles soon, Not changed Disc's or pads yet..
One of the benefits of using Engine Braking .


There are some long hills in North Derbyshire were I see cars in front of me with there brakes on all the ways down, some I can think of are 5 Miles or more long I hardly have to touch my brakes, dropping down to 2nd gear is normally good enough to slow you down.
When I have been down some really steep roads I have used 1st gear and no brakes and engine revs at 5000 rpm .

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I agree. Just had my first MOT at 28,500 miles and inspection showed the pads were 20% worn. I can put this down to 2 things - engine braking and anticipation.

I do a lot of motorway driving and always leave a decent gap to the car in front. Every day, as I see brake lights in front of me, I just lift off the throttle and rarely have to touch the brake pedal. Similarly, I descend hills in a low gear.

You may find it to be an interesting exercise to go out and and try not to touch the brake pedal by using anticipation. You will save fuel as well.

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You may find it to be an interesting exercise to go out and and try not to touch the brake pedal by using anticipation. You will save fuel as well.

Yes I read traffic like a book and leave a gap.



My ford dealer tried to find unnecessary work in the last service and MOT by saying the front disc's need replacing and new tyre's that were two weeks old are worn 45% pull the other one. Passed MOT with no comments..


Another one they tried a few years ago said the rear springs are rusty, funny how they have passed every year since without doing anything to them.

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