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    confused possible daft question - brake pads...

    Hi, I know this will seem like a daft question (but then, those of you who know me probably won't think that! )

    Thinking ahead towards the end of the month when my MOT & Tax are due, I wondered - is it sensible to just change brake pads - I think mine probably need doing, but don't want to get stung when I take it in and they say they need doing - since I will be at PCMALT's workshop on Sunday it seems like the ideal time to be changing the pads if that is all that is needed - or is it more involved than that?

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    brakes are not to hard to do if your handy yourself and they actually need doing take you wheel off post a picture up of the pad thickness and can tell then if they will need doing or not

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    I don't think me changing brake pads on my own would be a particularly good plan!lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by davedrinks View Post
    I don't think me changing brake pads on my own would be a particularly good plan!lol


    Get the bits Dave and we'll get them done on Sunday at Pauls meet if you want to
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    cheers Ian - do I just need the pads?

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    depends what your discs are like?!

    Usually I change both discs and pads..

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    hopefully they are round and disc like!

    in all seriousness, haven't had chance to take the wheels off and look - feels like at least the pads need doing tbh

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    To be honest mate it usually works out almost as cheap to do both discs and pads if you buy the sets on trade club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    To be honest mate it usually works out almost as cheap to do both discs and pads if you buy the sets on trade club.

    ok, thanks mate - will have to pop in to the local stealers before Sunday then

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