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WHAT BRAKES ?
#11
Have Haynes will travel as the saying goes ... and not to the repair garage either.

Brake pads are an ideal DIY job I reckon, have a good read first.

Having said all that the pads may / should still have plenty of life in them so perhaps a clean up and a touch of copaslip behind the pads may be all thats needed ?
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#12
Let us know how you get on ( thanks for the update ).
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(25-03-2018, 07:32 PM)doofer Wrote:  Thanks. I've already bought a couple of squirty cans of brake cleaner ready for the job.

I've just ordered the following from ECP...

Front Pads: £34.99
Rear Pads: £31.99
2x 75ml Pagid Ceratec Brake Lube: £9.98
"SALE55" discount: -£33.43

Total: £43.53 with free delivery.

I think I'm happy to stick them in the garage if not needed at that price. I think it's just 45% off everything with that code. I know it's all nonsense really - high prices then discount, but overall it's a sensible price. This might mean the difference between jacking, removing and replacing a wheel 4 times or 8 times, so it's an insurance policy really. If they're more than half worn I might be tempted just to change them anyway.

The pads are "Eicher", which are made in Scotland by TMD, a huge brake parts company...

https://www.fleetpoint.org/fleet-industr...on-eicher/

I'll stick my head in the Haynes, see how clever I end up.

Thanks for the information on who makes eicher pads, I got pagid pads waiting to be fitted because I trust TMD who make them, next time I'll get eicher now I know TMD makes them and save a few quid !
Currently £8 cheaper for pads mad by the same reputable company.

Mark

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(25-03-2018, 08:33 PM)doofer Wrote:  I just got this (automated) email from ECP...

Hello

Thanks for your order today.

Whilst the team were preparing the order we noticed that you ordered the below Brake Pads, but didn't order any Brake Discs.

To get optimum performance and life out of your new Brake Pads, its recommended to change your discs at the same time - If you click the links below it will take you back to the website & you can use promo code AB152X to get 15% off your Brake Discs.

Thanks for shopping with EuroCarParts.com

Do I need anything else?

Also - do Berlingos (B9 in my case) have any sort of pad wear indicator?  Either a metallic screech or a dashboard light?
I doubt if you need discs if you are still on your first set of pads , the only way I could see that being the case would be if your pads were worn down to the metal and had damaged the discs which is possible but not too likely !
If you could describe the sound you are hearing as graunch or grind then you may be on the metal.
Descriptive terms are always tricky as one man's graunch could well be another man's grind !

Mark

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(26-03-2018, 07:13 AM)doofer Wrote:  ... I'm used to being able to check the pads and discs through the holes in the wheels but it's not possible with the steel ones.

 Interesting you say this as I have steel wheels and my MOT man a few days back ( it passed ) told me he thought my brake pads were a touch low but he wasn't able to see them all properly and this was with the car on the ramp. Never been told that before.

Naturally new parts will be fitted but on a warmer day than at present  Smile
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(26-03-2018, 08:29 AM)geoff Wrote:  
(26-03-2018, 07:13 AM)doofer Wrote:  ... I'm used to being able to check the pads and discs through the holes in the wheels but it's not possible with the steel ones.

 Interesting you say this as I have steel wheels and my MOT man a few days back ( it passed ) told me he thought my brake pads were a touch low but he wasn't able to see them all properly and this was with the car on the ramp. Never been told that before.

Naturally new parts will be fitted but on a warmer day than at present  Smile

you can see the outside pads with the wheels on by just turning the wheel and looking through the hole with a torch - the inner pads you need to special to see with the wheels on Wink
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#17
Never thought about it before the MOT remark as I take my wheels off periodically and all is visible of course
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#18
Doofer please do not rely on just your car jack while changing the brakes at least slide one of your axle stands under the subframe when you have it up in the air. Pop a piece of wood on top if you need to spread the load. I would never trust a car jack only in an emergency they tend to rock and move about and don't forget to block a rear wheel.
Are we there yet????? Huh
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