Before I bought mine, I did read a few other forums and most said Mintex, so thats the route I took.
You can buy Ford ones at a discount from members areas on other forums but so far I am happy with what I have bought and for the price.Edited by: lawe
Yes it is, easier than the rear ones.If this is your first time, then spend a while watching youtube and searching the net for guides. All have the same principle.Tips for the Cmax? Get a 7" Hex socket as the key can be a pain to undo the caliper slide bolts.Also Copper grease, wire brush and plenty of tea!
Thanks for your help, I have done other Fords (KA and Escort) in the past which needed a 7" hex socket, but didnt know if the C-Max was the same or not after reading about the rear pads. As an ex Ford employee I get discount on parts, do you think it is better to buy the OEM part or a third party type.
If you have done Escorts etc then it should be like going back in time!As for pads, I did some reading on the net and Mintex were popular so that's what I fitted on mine. Good price on Ebay. Pagid is another make that has had good reviews (Car Mechanics magazine) available from Euro Car Parts.However, if you get a good discount from Ford then I would see what they will charge you and, if equal or better still less than the brands I quoted, go that route.
Hi Steve, I bought the pads from local Ford dealer and fitted them on thursday. Did as you suggested and checked out youtube, found it really helpful, especially the tip to use a G-clamp to press the piston back in to the caliper before disassembling it. I got 50% discount on the pads making them £22.50 plus vat.