Which Brake Discs/pads?
Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:07 AM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:59 PM
FordEtis warns against using "grease or lubricant on the brake pad contact points or the brake caliper piston". Oddly it only states this for the rear, not the front. Think I'll just apply a tiny amount where the caliper slides and if there's a squeal take it from there.
Well Haynes Focus 05-09 Diesel is wrong, it reckons 1.8td is 278mm, 1.6 and 2.0 are 300. Also reckons all rears are 280. I make it 278 on the front and 265 on the rear for a 1.6, lucky I measured before ordering.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:18 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:31 PM
Just to point out im not lazy, I would take the wheel off and measure myself, however its a tad difficult with a complete rear corner missing at the moment.
I expect there 300mm, just want to check though.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:35 PM
Why is it so hard to get a 7mm allen key (or hex socket for my socket set)?
Also its a 7mm allen key you will need for the caliper mount bolts. the haynes manual dosnt tell you what size, and a 7mm was the only one I didnt have
Vauxhall use the same size for their caliper bolts too, so it seems to be common in car circles, but whenever you get a set that has multiple sizes it tends to go 4/5/5.5/6/8/9 and almost always misses 7 out. Why?
Is it a conspiracy?
Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:57 PM
Had a choice of two brands - Pagid or Eicher. The latter was cheaper, but I'd never heard of them and a quick Google gave some bad/mixed reviews, so I went for the Pagids
A full set of discs & pads for all 4 wheels came in at £148 incl vat, which I thought was pretty reasonable for such a recognised brand.
(The Eichers would have been £100 but I prefer to see brakes as an investment rather than an expense, and £50 isn't much in such a crucial area. If the discs last 5 yrs that's only a tenner per year difference, and I can happily live with that)
Next a set of tyres, new wiper blades and a sidelight bulb, and I'll be all set for my MOT next month.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:40 PM
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