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Pads and Discs

Post by Huw (Barry The Renault) on Tue 27 Feb 2018 - 15:54

Hi. New front brake pads and discs last weekend. £162 at https://www.croxdalefastfit.co.uk/. Dealer quoted me something absurd (call centre operator).

Can that be the first replacement set? Rears done in 2015. Had wind since 2012 (44k). Must check service history...

Both front and back needed new discs each time. But perhaps not surprising if they last that long eh.

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Post by ElNumbre on Tue 27 Feb 2018 - 22:29

Were the discs replaced through wear or warping?

I might look at Yellow stuff pads or other low dust ones when mine become due, but if the discs are prone to warping, might explore performance upgrades.

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Re: Pads and Discs

Post by Huw (Barry The Renault) on Wed 28 Feb 2018 - 20:46

The description was: "discs lipped/corroded".

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Post by ElNumbre on Wed 28 Feb 2018 - 21:14

Sounds more like wear then. I've noticed the handbrake on mine sticks when left for a while, but the discs themselves don't seem to rust as much as other vehicles I've seen. One to watch I guess.

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Post by pittstop on Thu 1 Mar 2018 - 7:55

@Huw (Barry The Renault) wrote:The description was: "discs lipped/corroded".

At a recent service I had the same comment about my rear discs included in the now seemingly mandatory "health check" advising that when it came to pad replacement time I should replace the discs at the same time.

Strange as when it went in a couple of weeks later for steering arms the health check made no mention of lipped discs. I also seemed to have more measured tyre tread than I had two weeks before!

Rather seems to depend on which "technician" does the job.
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Post by pittstop on Mon 5 Mar 2018 - 8:47

Re wear it was very noticeable how much rust had built up on my discs, especially the rears, whilst the Wind was off the road covered in snow. Once the pads have worn that off it must take some microns off the disc. Some car's discs show much less rust after inactivity so presumably their discs wear better.
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Post by ElNumbre on Mon 5 Mar 2018 - 19:31

I had a scary moment yesterday having to apply quite some force to get the car stopped, after driving through the slush, grit and snow last week and then having it sit through the worst of the weather. It required several hard presses from speed to clear the glaze off and restore normal function, so I suspect as you say, it will have taken a layer from the discs.

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