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    maybe a bit of a strange one....had pad wear sensor activated 200 miles ago....got new pads on order..(red stuff) was goinging to grab some upratated discs too but after spending lots this month(renewed insurance/tax/pads and copped a fine for congestion charges..thats another story lol) I can't afford them..i'm wondering how much is left on my pads after the warnng has come on..i'll prob do about 800 mile b4 i can get new discs and change the lot..

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    If there's a piece of string nearby, measure it..

    Could last, might not. Depends on use.

    I think mine lasted about 450 miles, but all my journeys are motorway, but the pads weren't quite down to metal.

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    I wouldn't try doing 800 miles once the pad sensor as been worn enough to light up, i would change them sooner than that...

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    I'd go with what S73ve B said as well.

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    cheers guys...could do with a spot of half decent wheather now.

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    Vectra pad sensor comes on quite late apparently, meaning they need doing fairly sharpish.
    I wouldnt chance 800 miles, or you run the risk of going down to the metal and doing your discs in as well.....been there done that..expensive!!

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    EBC pads arrived today..Yay!! now going to source toolage(forgot to grab mine from work..grr) and sort pads n laquer calipers b4 it rains.

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