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    brake pads

    audi a3 04 plate. my warning light come on yesterday about the brake pads does anyone know if its a hard job or could you do it your self
    thanks

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    It is easy to do the pads yourself, you will need a caliper wind back tool (though a G clamp was effective combined with a lump of timber to push it back) With the warning light thats the pads with very little if anything left on them so need changing ASAP

    What will you be replacing them with?
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    i never changed brakes before i just thought id give it ago im not bothered i just want brake pads that are not rubbish

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    Frodo DS250's are the muts nuts of pads but a little pricy, What car have you got?
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    2008 - 2009 Emocian red Seat Ibiza FR TDi running p-torque stage 1 (STOLEN)
    2005 - 2008 Black Magic 1.4 Seat Ibiza Sport (PX ed)

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    got a a3 1.6fsi on a 04 gonna do the facelift upgrade and xenons

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    anyone can fit brake pads
    ill pay

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    Mintex will do you fine - they'r not that pricey but i have them on my S3 345mm brakes.

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    i should be able to do it but what about the plug for the wear sensor is it obvious how to do it when i see it

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    are mintex any good?
    the guy on the phone said there is only one wear sensor wich is on the front brake not sure if thats true does anyone know
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    Yep only one sensor one one of the pads
    2009- Phantom Black A3 S Line Black Edt 2.0T
    2008 - 2009 Emocian red Seat Ibiza FR TDi running p-torque stage 1 (STOLEN)
    2005 - 2008 Black Magic 1.4 Seat Ibiza Sport (PX ed)

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    I suggest EBC Pads or Hawk !

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    are Frodo the very good concidering the price or mintex which will only cost me 60 front and back

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    ordering some pads now its either bosh, or mintex because there at reasonable prices but which one?
    thanks

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    Why not add a few quid and seriously upgrade your stopping power?
    2009- Phantom Black A3 S Line Black Edt 2.0T
    2008 - 2009 Emocian red Seat Ibiza FR TDi running p-torque stage 1 (STOLEN)
    2005 - 2008 Black Magic 1.4 Seat Ibiza Sport (PX ed)

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    how much and what ones, the mintex is about 50-60 for front and back and the bosh works out about the same

 

 

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