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v8woollie

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Given that I have neither the time nor inclination to fit new rear brake pads, does £460 fitted for both sides at the rear sound like a fair price from a dealer or should I start ringing the independents to see if I can improve on that? Or should I perhaps just find someone competent to fit brake pads (Kwikfit?) and buy them myself (as I have seen others do in another thread)?

JA51ON W

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I paid £120 for gen pads from euro car parts and fitted myself! It's only an hour to fit.

Edited by JA51ON W on Friday 5th October 17:22

tonyhall38

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expensive...very....

897sma

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JA51ON W said:
I paid £120 for gen pads from euro car parts and fitted myself!
Me too, cost about £140 including sensor cables for genuine pads - took about 30-45 mins really easy job. If you don't want to do it yourself buy the pads and have any local garage do it, no specialist knowledge or equipment needed.

v8woollie

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Is there a guide anywhere that explains how to remove the old ones and fit the new ones, plus the correct way to torque up the wheel nuts?. Maybe I'll find the time and inclination if I can save £300!
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johng39

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v8woollie said:
Is there a guide anywhere that explains how to remove the old ones and fit the new ones, plus the correct way to torque up the wheel nuts?. Maybe I'll find the time and inclination if I can save £300!
The wheel torque you can find in the manual. removal and refitting is very simple Simon biggrin I will explain down the D&D

v8woollie

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johng39 said:
The wheel torque you can find in the manual. removal and refitting is very simple Simon biggrin I will explain down the D&D
OK great, thanks. Can we do it before the 18 pints of Peroni though as I may forget to take notes afterwards?

George H

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johng39 said:
The wheel torque you can find in the manual.
Or in the FAQs smile

V8V
Wheel Nut Torque
Tighten every second nut until all five nuts are tightened. Tighten all wheel nuts in two stages.
1. To 70 Nm (52 lb. / ft.) in one continuous movement.
2. To 180 Nm (133 lb. / ft.) in one continuous movement.

v8woollie

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So I just need to buy a trolley jack and a torque wrench. Might put the cost back to the dealer price smile

V8 Animal

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v8woollie said:
So I just need to buy a trolley jack and a torque wrench. Might put the cost back to the dealer price smile
I reckon that's the hard bit jacking the car up looks a nightmare to me why the stupid jack points frown
But agreed with the rest should be a easy diy job once the car is supported properley.

v8woollie

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Is this a reasonable trolley jack. It is low profile so will get under the sill and has 2.25 tonne capacity:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liftmaster-Multifunction-E...

or this one:

http://www.sealey.co.uk/PLPageBuilder.asp?gotonode...


johng39

2,687 posts

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Send me a reminder on Monday and I will put my torque wrench in a bag and bring it to the d&d

v8woollie

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johng39 said:
Send me a reminder on Monday and I will put my torque wrench in a bag and bring it to the d&d
Thanks John but I have the torque wrench (a Norbar job that goes to 200Nm) that I bought when I had the S4. I went over the top a bit as those wheel nuts tightened to around 90 lb/ft. Can't believe the Vantage needs 133 lb/ft!

Very kind of you to offer though. Just need to make sure I get the proper trolley jack, and I'm thinking a 2+ tonne with low profile (<100mm) should be OK. Some have rubber bits to protect the jacking point and some don't, although I suppose a block of hardwood would do the same thing.

Lunablack

3,473 posts

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Get onto Eurocarparts website...

Put in reg No

Rear Pads are Part No 101870028.........£167.94

Put them in your basket........then go to checkout and type. .test31. Into the promo code box

And the price changes as if by magic to £115.88.....smile

That includes free delivery to your door, or you can reserve and collect at a local depot if they have them in stock.....you can check their stock on line too....

To fit..... No more than half an our per side....

So in answer to the original question......fking rip off as usual from an ADrolleyes

897sma

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Don't forget to replace the sensor cables too otherwise you'll still have a warning light on. If you're interested I can post up step by step pictures.


Lunablack

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George H said:
Or in the FAQs smile

V8V
Wheel Nut Torque
Tighten every second nut until all five nuts are tightened. Tighten all wheel nuts in two stages.
1. To 70 Nm (52 lb. / ft.) in one continuous movement.
2. To 180 Nm (133 lb. / ft.) in one continuous movement.
Just to correct George.... Cos I canhehe

Torque depends on which wheel nuts are fitted...

22mm lug nuts = 60 lb/ft...... Then 100 lb/ft......... Or 80 Nm......... Then 135 Nm


21mm lug nuts = 60 lb/ft.....then 133 lb/ft........or 80 Nm....... Then 180 Nm




My car is an 06 and has 22mm lug nuts smile

v8woollie

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897sma said:
Don't forget to replace the sensor cables too otherwise you'll still have a warning light on. If you're interested I can post up step by step pictures.
When you say replace the sensor cables do you mean remember to attach the existing ones to the new pads or do you mean buy new sensor cables too?

And of course pictures would paint a thousands words (maybe fodder for the faq) smile

Lunablack

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897sma said:
Don't forget to replace the sensor cables too otherwise you'll still have a warning light on. If you're interested I can post up step by step pictures.
Good pointsmile

But if they haven't come into contact with the disc, activating the light........ The old ones can be carefully removed and re-used..

v8woollie

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The light isn't on. I have about 3mm of pad left so a change is probably needed soon (unless someone advises me otherwise)

v8woollie

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Lunablack said:
Just to correct George.... Cos I canhehe

Torque depends on which wheel nuts are fitted...

22mm lug nuts = 60 lb/ft...... Then 100 lb/ft......... Or 80 Nm......... Then 135 Nm


21mm lug nuts = 60 lb/ft.....then 133 lb/ft........or 80 Nm....... Then 180 Nm




My car is an 06 and has 22mm lug nuts smile
Mine is a March 07. How do I find out the nut size? Try a socket and see if it fits?
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