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New discs and pads front and back

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Felon, Apr 7, 2008.

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    Felon Slightly odd.

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    Need to get this done ASAP. Anyone got any ideas on what I can expect cost wise?
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    just done this on mine(quattro)found a place on ebay,there a motor factors shop up north,front discs and pads £49.95 delivered,good quailty stuff too,not cheap ****,they also do the backs if i remember for around £30.
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    Perfect - thanks.
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    What I forked out recently...

    Mintex Front Discs and Pads: £75.99 delivered
    Big Can of Brake Cleaner: £4.99
    Brake Fluid: £4.99
    Ezzi Bleed Kit: £16.99
    Copper Grease: £0.99
    Breaker/Power Bar: £9.99
    Jack, Chocks & Bits: £49.99
    Spare Screw M6x15SP x 2: £0.69
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    Felon Slightly odd.

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    Thanks. This isn't going to be a DIY job - I wouldn't have a clue, so it's going to have to be done by a pro.
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    just a quick thread hijack! sorry!
    but does changing the brake fluid make much of a difference as i have done 40k and have not changed mine yet. is it worth the hassle?

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    40k? I would change it, I think its recommended every other year. I get the dealers to do mine simply because I've been told I have to cycle the ABS Pumps with VAGCOM. You'll notice the difference, definatly worth it. As for the discs and pads, give it a go I did my fronts in a few hours and that was with me popping to the shops for a few tools in between, hadnt done it before but watched my dad a few times.
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    did ur brakes feel more responsive after changing the brake fluid? ive been told its a complete waste of time and money, but that was by an old fashioned, never pay a garage kind of fellow, (my old man!!) lol
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    Thanks for the info. Have now had the work done at my local dealer. OK - it wasn't the cheapest price... Difference in breaking performance is now much improved.
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    i just bought some mintex stuff off ebay,

    Infact i got the TT bits but i checked on the mintex product guide website first and all the part numbers are the same as the S3's so should be ok.

    I wanna have ago myself at fitting and am pretty confident i can do the front disks n pads but not done the rear disks, pads n shoes before are they reasonably simple to do (i have a caliper wind back tool)?
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    Much better underfoot! My dads exactly the same, earlier in the year the fuel pump went and done it all himself. I told him about the ABS Cycling and he wasnt impressed... "Computers do too much nowadays! What a pain in the arse!"
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Fitted my front Mintex pads n disks yesterday n gotta say its alot better now probably due to the fact the inside pad on each of the old set had worn badly and made the disk uneven.
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