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Cost of disk and pads renewal

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tommy53, Jun 11, 2013.

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    Thinking of doing my brakes all around.how much does it cost approx for all disks and pads? Where is the best place to buy these also?

    cheers
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    Cheers been having a little look but there's so many different ones that seem the same? Does nowhere do a full set?
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    Nope, unless someone on eBay sells them as a set, but i don't know.

    To be honest providing you stick to decent brands, i.e. Brembo/Pagid/Ferodo/ATE/Textar you will be fine.
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    okay at euro car parts pagid parts front set me back £27.90 for front discs, £12.80 for front pads with sensor, rear discs and pads total was £49.80 all inclusive hope this helps...

    Easy to fit at home, 7mm hex to remove the calliper sliders, believe it was a 17mm to remove calliper carrier

    rears just remove the calliper the discs tend to slide out past the calliper carrier

    total hours is roughly hour and a half on axle stands.

    Hope my info was helpful
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    as above euro car parts they have promotions on a lot like 25% of with a promo code they brands like pagid .

    push your pistons back slow as brake fluid will probably overflow from the reservoir and it saves your seals.
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    well advised on the piston chillout! that part slipped my mind the rears are wind back tool available from euro car parts for around £10 or if you can borrow the tool slip someone a drink as you will probs never use it again!

    If you wanted to take extra care and apply another job, crack the bleed nipples off (11mm to 8mm i think) and carry out some fresh fluid in the system, 2 man job or have a bleed kit.
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    If you are manually bleeding start on the passenger rear then the drivers rear then the passenger front and finally the drivers front I use a gunson brake bleed container with a check valve but if your posh you could do it with an air operated kit .
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    Audi quoted me £528 for new discs and pads all around fitted including parts and VAT, how much difference would this be at an Indy?
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    Thanks for all the information, exactly what I was after and even better for telling me these little tips for when I do it because I wouldn't have know! :)
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    2 things to know....

    To do the rear pads you'll need a right- handed wind back tool to push the piston back, you can get one from Machine Mart for around £12.

    Also, if Im honest the Pagid pads from ECP are ****. No real bite as such & they can fade quite badly at times. Spend a bit more & buy OEM or another brand.
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    How long should pads and disks last for? I've done 23 000 miles ans there starting to feel like there not working like they sshouldn't s a 2011 s3
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    Massively depends on your driving style, I think you should do a brake fluid change every 2 years as well? That may contribute to the problem
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    If anyone wants a quote for brakes supplied and fitted drop me a PM with your reg and I will get one for you. We are generally a LOT cheaper than the main dealer when using genuine parts from TPS and a LOT LOT cheaper when the customer opts for the 'cheaper' option of a combination such as Ferodo pads and Brembo discs.

    As a guide we did a set last week on the front of a Mk5 R32 using the above mentioned parts and the bill was £230 inc VAT fitted.

    We are based in Lancashire by the way.
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    £230 thats just pads right?
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    £230 is cheap! But sounds correct for discs & pads, Pagid have been fine with me on track and on the road? If you wanted to go ball deep then get a set of drilled and grooved with some EBC or brembo pads ect

    If you just a casual road user pagid will be fine

    Im heavy on my brakes front pads last me around 25- 30k rears 40k discs i check the Minimum thickness requirements and replace accordingly.

    Brake fluid change carried out every year as we are a very damp country my brakes feel like new all the time
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