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Front pad life expectancy
« on: September 02, 2015, 02:04:39 PM »
Just checked the front pads - have about 2mm left on them  :eek

What sort of mileage am i likely to get out of them ?

I'm heading off to Balranald in a few weeks time with the trip looking like being between 4000km to 5000km.

Should i change them prior to or after the trip  :think1
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 02:49:08 PM »
It is only a 20 - 30 minute job so yeah I would change them ..... if for nothing else it is just one less thing that could potentially make a fun trip and shitty one.
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 03:45:06 PM »
Change them big fella and keep them as "emergency spares" and enjoy your trip (lucky bugger)  :thumbs
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 04:03:37 PM »
Change them - Lots of emu's and roos on that journey  :wink1
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 04:47:24 PM »
2 set's of sintered pads ordered from Metal Gear  :grin

The 10% discount available last year would have been nice but buying the best is not cheap i guess.

$90.90 including $5.00 express post via their ebay site. A little bit cheaper than going through the company website.

 
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 05:02:18 PM »
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 05:09:05 PM »
Thanks for the advice esteemed gentlemen  :thumbsup
My mechanic mate thought they had more life left in them.
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 09:45:19 PM »
Thanks for the advice esteemed gentlemen  :thumbsup
My mechanic mate thought they had more life left in them.

Two mm is still a reasonable bit of meat, so I'd agree with your mate.
As to how many kays would 2mm give you- dunno.  My front pads have had 2mm on them for the past 1000 kays.  I've got a new set in the shed ready to go, especially if I were about to do a longish trip.  Your 4 to 5 thou kays would qualify.  For now I just check them once a week.

 
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015, 10:49:27 PM »
Thanks for the advice esteemed gentlemen  :thumbsup
My mechanic mate thought they had more life left in them.

Two mm is still a reasonable bit of meat, so I'd agree with your mate.
As to how many kays would 2mm give you- dunno.  My front pads have had 2mm on them for the past 1000 kays.  I've got a new set in the shed ready to go, especially if I were about to do a longish trip.  Your 4 to 5 thou kays would qualify.  For now I just check them once a week.
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2015, 10:54:30 PM »
Slightly off topic, but related. Anyone found that Honda dealers tend to pay a lot of attention to rear brake pads? Not sure if I've imagined it, but having experienced a stickly secondary master cyclinder, I can see why they might! Mine was binding pretty bad, without any real warning, cept that it felt like the brakes were on, but I could certainly see that anyone out the road having this problem would possibly ruin the rear disc very quickly. I found that grabbing the brakes hard let the rear caliper off a bit, but the disc was extremely hot after only a k or 2.
 

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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2015, 11:21:09 PM »

Two mm is still a reasonable bit of meat, so I'd agree with your mate.
As to how many kays would 2mm give you- dunno.  My front pads have had 2mm on them for the past 1000 kays.  I've got a new set in the shed ready to go, especially if I were about to do a longish trip.  Your 4 to 5 thou kays would qualify.  For now I just check them once a week.
Depends on how often you use your brakes.......I just check mine every tyre change (about 12,000 Km F and about 8500 km R) and replace all three callipers at the same time. If any one pad looks like it won't make the next tyre change then I order and replace.
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Re: Front pad life expectancy
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2015, 09:58:11 AM »
Now thats an expert level of fence sitting if I have ever seen one  :clap :clap :grin

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