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Time to replace discs/pads which ones on A4 V6?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by wellhouse0, Aug 6, 2010.

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    just had the mot and had advisory on front and rear discs but what do i go for. B5 2000 X reg 2.4 V6, direct replacement pagids discs/pads all round, parts about £180 or brembo with pagid pads all round for about the same price or do i do something else? Are there any writeups on how to change the discs front/rear on a B5, is it straightforward - any tips? cheers guys
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    Pagid is decent stuff.

    I would avoid buying OTT disks with stupid grooves and holes in them, just get nice normal plain disks, and decent pads.
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    if you can change the pads you can change the discs theres usualy a screw to hold the disc to the hub this will be rusted in solid if the discs havnt been changed before that is.
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    didnt think the discs were held on with a screw, i thought they were held in place by the carriers?????

    get some decent grade discs and then get some proper pads, DS25000 are well rated, i have black diamond pads but too much dust for my liking so wont use again but they work well once heated up
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    no screw holding it on, looks like its held by caliper/carrier, anyone done one before?
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    mate it really is simple, jus take caliper off then the carrier, pop new discs on and assemble back. once you do one side then its simple on there after
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    rear disks with have wheel bearings inside them and abs ring will need swapping afaik.
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    ^^ Only if its Front wheel drive, but the OP doesnt mention either way.
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    it's a 2 wheel drive avante, anyone know the torque settings for the various bolts etc?
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    well went for pagid all round. On the front discs/pads does anyone know if the outboard pad is directional. The inboard pad is as it has a an arrow on the back of the pad where the spring is to push into the caliper piston. can't see any markings on the outboard pad though. Anyone know?
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    They are not directional just fit them and make shure you clean the caliper carrier of any built-up rust on the sliding sides...
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    Could you be interested in a Brembo 4 pot upgrade for the fronts? Comes with new disks as well... :)
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