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    Default Brake pads on a Vec 2.2 Sri facelift

    Its in with Vauxhall at the minute. Just had a fuel pressure regulator fitted this morning but the brake pads dont come under my motor breakdown insurance as its down to wear & tear.

    Been told the rear pads have under 10% left on them and the front need doing too. How much we talking for all the pads to be replaced by Vauxhalls and also by a local garage?

    Is it an easy job to do yourself if I bought the pads seperately? How much we talking for all the pads? just dont want to be getting ript off by Vauxhall when you can get it cheaper elsewhere.

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

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    Buy them from somewhere like www.autovaux.co.uk and follow the how2 on this site.

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    20 minute job per side mate , start to finish.... easy to do

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Signum 2.0 DTI (Irmscher)

    Trim : Elegance

    Engine : 2.0 DTI 100 bhp

    Year : 2003

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    Fronts are ultra simple, just clean the sliders and things off of old brakedust and crap then put a little copperslip (lubricating paste) on the back of the new pads and on the sliders to make it easier for next time. Caliper securing bolts have little plastic covers on them to stop dirt getting to bolt head, just incase you can't find them.

    Rears are almost as easy you may need a caliper rewind tool though? The front caliper pots just push back out the way but the rears have to be rewound back in (push and turn). Some people manage perfectly okay with pin nose pliers to be able to push and rewind.

    Even for a complete novice you should be able to do in about 40min for your first front and rear corner. Second side you'll probably half that time.

    You can goto a local motorfactor and pick up a set of front pads (all 4) for about £20 and pick up a set of rear pads (all 4) for about the same. Vx are pretty reasonable for the price of their pads and the Vx OEM ones are reasonable quality for general driving. Vx also do a disc and pad set which are about £65 a set (2 x discs 4 x pads) which is a very good price, so if your going to need disc's soon too then it may be worth while picking up one of those.

    Another thing to watch is there is a wear indicator wire that connects to the front N/S pad (passengers) side. The connector that goes onto the pad can often snap as you try and lever it off, a new one from Vx is about £12 - £15ish and well worth changing or picking up one as a spare (no good stripping the pads down then snapping the connector and not being able to drive to Vx and get another?). If your pads wear down too far then the wear indicator can be worn off the pad or damaged so it needs replacing anyway.

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    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

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    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

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    Also you'll need a 7mm allen key for the front caliper slides

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    Thanks, shall have a crack at it soon.

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