1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Brake Pads....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ads, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    579
    I need some new brake pads and want to buy just the pads for a friend to fit.
    I'm going for either Pagid or ATE but there seems to be a few to choose from... different sizes etc.

    My car is a A3 - 2006 - 2.0 TFSI.

    Anyone know the correct size etc I need??


    Example.. eurocarparts have three sets of front pads:

    Pagid | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    Pagid | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    Pagid | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer


    ..and three sets of rears:

    Pagid | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    Pagid | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    Pagid | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer



    And its the same for ATE pads too.


    :blink:
    #1
  2. SPARTAN91
    Offline

    SPARTAN91 RED FIVE STANDING BY Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    97
    If you can find out what the brakes oem code is that will tell you what parts are needed you will find this in the cars
    service book if you have this or on a sticker in the cars boot under the floor mats.

    you will find large group of letters and numbers ie E4J 7AO 4UF 6XD 5SJ 5RU and so on.This row is from my car 58 reg 2.0tdi.

    On the next line are the brake codes and mine are 1KD(REAR BRAKES) JON then 1ZE(FRONT BRAKES)

    I Have a list of most of the A3 brakes code from the service manual I have

    I would also advice you fit new discs as well if possable as if you fit new pads to old discs they may not bed in right but this will
    depend on how worn down the discs are.
    #2
  3. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    579
    Didn't realise the brake codes were in amongst all those other codes. I'll have a look, thanks.
    My discs are still ok, so will only be changing the pads for now.

    Anyone got an idea of how much Audi charge to supply pads??
    #3
  4. SPARTAN91
    Offline

    SPARTAN91 RED FIVE STANDING BY Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    97
    Don't know the supply only price but they charge £129 to fit new pads only and £259 for pads and disc's thats the same price for front and rear.Big rip off

    These are all the codes used to build your car to the spec when it was first order and there is a web site,not sure of which one but it lists all the codes meanings.
    #4
  5. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    579
    Yeah I ran my codes through one of those websites a while back, didn't notice it included brakes. Will do it again tonight though.
    #5
  6. eddyd
    Offline

    eddyd Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    2
    No idea what the list prices are but see below link for genuine seat pad prices, which will be the same part numbers etc. (Audi dealer should be able to match these in theory)
    Sere is usually the around the same price as TPS and supplied me my pads last time all they need is the code from your logbook as above.
    Brake discs and pads - SEAT Cupra.net - SEAT Forum
    #6
  7. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    579
    Update:

    Had a look at my service book and my brake codes are 1LJ (front) and 1KZ (rear).

    Had to do a bit of digging on brake manufacturers websites (here PAGID & here ATE) but found that these codes correspond to "WVA numbers" 23587 (front) and 23914 (rear), which tie back to pagid and ATE pads on eurocarparts.

    Decided to go for the ATE pads, the full set (front and rear) work out to £69 delivered using a 20% discount code.
    #7
  8. SPARTAN91
    Offline

    SPARTAN91 RED FIVE STANDING BY Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    97
    So that will mean for you if you need to change your disc's in the future you will need 312mm fronts and 286mm rears and you have
    FN3 spec front calipers with Cll 38HR spec rear caliper.

    Sorry if you already know this info
    #8
  9. s3forthemrs
    Offline

    s3forthemrs Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    how many miles should we normally expect from brake pads? i know it depends on driving style, but a rough average would be helpful to know.

    i'm also assuming different answer for different models - i'm interested in peoples experience on an S3.

    thanks
    #9

Share This Page