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post #1 of 6 Old 05-18-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. It's another Newbie here.

I was after a bit of advice as I know there's a few professionals on here. I had my rear pads done a few months ago at a well know high street garage and was advised that my rear discs needed doing also. It was a bit pricey (and it was too far away from pay day) so I decided against the discs and just went with the pads. I've now phoned up another garage today (one through and they said that I would need new pads as well as they will have 'moulded' (or words to that effect) to the worn discs. Is this true? Do I need new pads after shelling out a few months ago? Also, I wasn't told when I had the pads done that it's best to have the discs done at the same time. I feel as if one party has done/doing me over. Any advice would be very welcome and much appreciated.



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post #2 of 6 Old 05-18-2010, 11:28 PM
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The advise is correct and new pads will be needed if you replace the discs. Pads are not expensive anyway (about 20) and need to be taken out for the discs to be replaced. I bought mine from E-Bay and are Mintex pads and discs but there are two sizes and you have to make sure the size of the discs fitted on your MAX.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Many thank for the advice Max. It's good to have an independent opinion and puts my mind at ease. Needless to say I won't be using that well known high street garage again. Surprised at what they can do? Surprised that they don't tell the truth! Thanks once again.


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post #4 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 01:17 AM
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Hi, It is recommended that new pads are fitted, your garage is correct as fitting worn pads to new Discs can cause adverse wear, the first Garage should of emphasised this.
If I were you I'd probably get the Discs looked at to make sure they are not too low, if still safe just wait until the Pads need replacing next time and replace the Discs then.
No doubt people will tut and comment on this bit but... I have fitted worn Pads to new Discs and had no ill effects.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-25-2010, 03:02 AM
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I think that the real point is just how out of flat the pads actually are that have been used with the old disc

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-04-2010, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info everyone. I've now got new discs and pads. Off to Cornwall on Saturday, so I thought better safe than sorry! [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]

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