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    Wink Disc Brakes

    How long should your standard disc brakes last? I bought my Vectra C 12 months ago and the disc were new all round, sorry I don't know make or model) however, I've noticed that the rear brake disc's are quite worn and so have the brake pads.

    The front disc and pads were put on at the same time but seem to be fine...

    I this normal... 12 months 13k

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    68k on both sets of mine and still going strong.

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    rear brakes should last longer as they are used less.. sometimes cheap crappy kit has been one to not last very long.. maybe an idea to get them looked at.. a new set of discs and pads from vx will only cost you £85, they are easy enough to chnage yourself if you wish to try..

    I mate of mine bought a cheap set of discs for his volvo and they last just over 300 miles...

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    me and ant changed the rear discs and pads on my vec at the weekend the discs were knackered not surprising as the discs had done 100k
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    me and ant changed the rear discs and pads on my vec at the weekend the discs were knackered not surprising as the discs had done 100k
    ...and I do reckon that those discs were originals too... Bloomen ek the carrier bolts were SOOO tight, they had a lot of old lock tight on the bolts.

    Advice for people changing rears - get some plus gas and spray the carrier bolts well in advance... You will also need an E18 spanner and socket and a long bar or torque wrench...

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    they were tight fella wasnt they
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    does ther brake compensator need adjusting? not siezed on >

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    No - the bolts that were VERY tight were the carrier bolts that hold the carrier to the hub that once removed allow you to get the disc off.. the calliper slide bolts were fine.

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    Rears wear more than the fronts unusually most have said in the past!, its due to the handbrake constantly adjusting. my fronts will see 6yrs untouched!!, done the rear pads only last yr.

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    Thanks for the comments and advice... getting pads changed this weekend as for the discs - will get those changed end of month...

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