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Brake Pads

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by nikhilsikka, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    my last brake pads lasted upto 45k kms. i dont do city driving.its purely highway drive. 90% highway and 10% city drive
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  2. nareshov

    nareshov

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    any better aftermarket replacement pads one could use that might last longer? brembo or that "green stuff" pads our egyptian tfi-ian uses?
  3. prashantgupta84

    prashantgupta84 Regolare

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    Its time to replace the brake pads....mine has lasted for 29K kms.......I am planning to get TVS Girling...Local shop is selling it fro Rs. 1100...are they good....I think Fiat also uses TVS.....
  4. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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  5. shams

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  6. theblack

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    yes, its a piece of cake but what one needs to be careful about is that they dont open the bleed nipple and let out the brake oil.
    If that happens you should ensure to top up the fluid and also bleed the brakes.
  7. shams

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    correct.
    my mechanic opened the bonnet and loosened the brake fluid container's cap to release the brake oil pressure while changing the pads!
  8. punto_emotion

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    Thats the right procedure. Also, one has to ensure that the same is recapped after the procedure. In my case, I din bother to check under the hood after brake pads were replaced at FASS; only to discover after a week the brake fluid container cap missing! Luckily it was lying under the hood itself.


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  9. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    I'm sorry but this process is hogwash. There is no such thing as removing the reservoir cap to release brake pressure.

    @punto_emotion: Brake fluid is highly hygroscopic, i.e., it absorbs moisture very fast which makes the brakes less effective. Its better you get the whole brake fluid drained out and re-filled.

    That is the correct procedure. You just need to open the bleed nipple for a moment and close it back. Any air in the system would have collected near the bleed nipple, releasing it for a moment will help get rid of the air. You can easily feel the brakes feeling less spongy.

    When you release and quickly re-tighten, not more than 5ml or 10ml will be lost per wheel. No need of topping up.

    PS: I've been bleeding the disc brakes on my bikes for more than 7 years; recently bleeding brakes on my car as well.
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  10. harryaviator

    harryaviator Regolare

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    kochi
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    Linea 1.3
    just dropped the car off at AFSS.
    They were slightly hesitant. think i will be required to go there and fight it out. had done all servicing as per schedule.
    Moreover,
    following observed.
    1. leak from engine oil sump. need to be re-sealed
    2. brake pads worn out. replacing the same.
    3. wheel bearing front and rear, RH side needs replacement
    4. 02 glowplugs faulty
    5. replacement of the hydraulic shockers/ lifting levers of the boot. both gone bad. with leaks.

    gonna cost a bomb if warranty doesnt cover most of it.. quoted 22k as estimate..:sad:

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