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    New brakepads needed ?

    Ok guys just had a free health check done on my 08 1.6 3door sport audi highly reccomend i grt break pads asap he said the front have 80 percent wear on them and the rear 70 percent wear should i get this done by audi or go to a normall garage? Thanks

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    Normal.. I use a local Indy.

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    Normal. No need for an Audi specialist to do brake pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterhendo View Post
    Ok guys just had a free health check done on my 08 1.6 3door sport audi highly reccomend i grt break pads asap he said the front have 80 percent wear on them and the rear 70 percent wear should i get this done by audi or go to a normall garage? Thanks
    Normal Audi want £140 for front pad change and £130 for the rears
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    Save even more and do it yourself?

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    We have had a few that have been to Audi for brakes and then come to us next time and we are normally a good 40% cheaper.

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    Is doing it yourself not an option? Brake pads are one of those jobs that looks complicated but when you've done it once you'll be amazed at how easy it is.

    I think everyone should at least try it once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Is doing it yourself not an option? Brake pads are one of those jobs that looks complicated but when you've done it once you'll be amazed at how easy it is.

    I think everyone should at least try it once.
    +1 i was showed once and i dont think i could forget, although some vehicle makes are different. it's really straight forward.

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    It is straightforward but can be tough without the caliper wind back tools for the rear.
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    I use the peg spanner supplied with my grinder for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAiLO View Post
    It is straightforward but can be tough without the caliper wind back tools for the rear.
    The what? I did the rears without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    The what? I did the rears without.
    windback.JPG

    You need it to wind back the caliper piston. I had to use it on mine (the pads were getting low).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAiLO View Post
    windback.JPG

    You need it to wind back the caliper piston. I had to use it on mine (the pads were getting low).
    Ah that's what it looks like! I just did it the old fashioned way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Ah that's what it looks like! I just did it the old fashioned way
    i thought the piston had to turn to retract ,so can`t push the piston in without turn no matter how much force is used.
    what old fashioned method did you use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickb View Post
    i thought the piston had to turn to retract ,so can`t push the piston in without turn no matter how much force is used.
    what old fashioned method did you use ?
    I used a G clamp on my Clio piston

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    My local specialist told me I could wait for the warning light to come on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickb View Post
    i thought the piston had to turn to retract ,so can`t push the piston in without turn no matter how much force is used.
    what old fashioned method did you use ?
    Brute force and ignorance.

    Quote Originally Posted by andykn View Post
    My local specialist told me I could wait for the warning light to come on.
    I'd be a little wary of that, when I took mine off I found that only the nearside had the sensor yet the offside pad had worn much more.
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    Fronts are easy but rears are more challenging. Especially when 90 per cent of the time their seized

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    Rear ones can indeed seize and it takes a lot of time, patience and strength.
    The later you leave it - the more difficult it will be.
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