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#1628246 - 31/12/2018 13:07 Advice on Brakes please
GaryW Offline
Club member 1491

Registered: 05/03/2016
Posts: 27
Loc: Cambridgeshire
Hi. The MOT on my 1999 20VTP is coming up soon. It got an advisory last year on the brakes not being up to scratch. It currently has plain discs front and rear, but would have had vented, cross-drilled when new. No idea what pads but guessing budget branded. I’m thinking of investing in new discs therefore and pads to match. Any suggestions on what make dross-drilled discs to go for and what pads? More interested is stopping than being ultra faithful to what would have been on the car when new. All help gratefully received! Gary

#1628248 - 31/12/2018 13:34 Re: Advice on Brakes please [Re: GaryW]
jimboy Offline
Club member 857
Forum is my job

Registered: 18/03/2008
Posts: 4275
Loc: highlands
Hi Gary, Mtec discs are deemed pretty good without blowing the budget married up with known pad brands will do the job. Worth looking at the calipers to see if they are working as they should, changing the brake fluid & a general service that is connected to the braking system like the rear compensator, handbrake function/cables/pipes while you are at it. Has to be done, the Coop system is well known to seize up if ignored.

Best of luck... smile
I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time

#1628258 - 31/12/2018 20:23 Re: Advice on Brakes please [Re: GaryW]
PeteP Offline
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Registered: 22/12/2005
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Loc: Aldershot
I must say that I wouldn't have waited until the next MOT was almost due. However Jim's advice is sound.
16VT and X1/9 1500

#1628268 - 01/01/2019 15:41 Re: Advice on Brakes please [Re: GaryW]
acc67 Offline
Reaping the fruits

Registered: 14/04/2014
Posts: 56
Loc: norwich
The front calipers corrode underneath where the pads slide causing them to bind

Edited by acc67 (01/01/2019 15:42)

#1628269 - 01/01/2019 15:45 Re: Advice on Brakes please [Re: acc67]
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I AM a Coop

Registered: 04/03/2007
Posts: 10334
Loc: Auld Reekie
Originally Posted By acc67
The front calipers corrode underneath where the pads slide causing them to bind

Especially the lower of the 4 shims

So there, Photobucket...

#1628302 - 02/01/2019 16:53 Re: Advice on Brakes please [Re: GaryW]
dicksog Offline
On a journey

Registered: 07/02/2006
Posts: 145
Loc: England
I’m on my second set of mtecs, grooved ones, can really recommend them. I started with pagid blue pads but have switched to ferodo ds2500 same performance less money

#1628307 - 02/01/2019 19:12 Re: Advice on Brakes please [Re: GaryW]
GaryW Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2016
Posts: 27
Loc: Cambridgeshire
This has been very helpful. Thank you. I agree that leaving wasn’t my best plan, but they aren’t sticking, just seem a bit slow to warm up and I can really notice the difference between them and those in a more modern car.