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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by cod_ed, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. cod_ed

    cod_ed Active Member

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    Afternoon all,

    I took the opportunity to clean and lube the rear brake sliders this morning (due to slight outer/Inner disc corrosion starting) and whilst I was at it thought I'd check the front brakes over. I noticed the inside of the front discs have corroded due to the pads not fully touching. I'm planning on replacing the front discs and pads due to this but before I do thought I'd see what the general opinion is. The car has done 45k and the brakes are original. It's a 184 FR for reference.
    Thanks for your advice/opinions in advance :)
     

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    cod_ed Active Member

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    P.s. should the front pads have a slot down the centre as a wear marker? Obviously if they should have they definitely need replacing. The back pads do.
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  3. BoomerBoom

    BoomerBoom Active Member

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    Nothing there looks at all wrong, plenty of material left on the pads and the disks are fine. Only if they are running out (thinning) do you need to replace the disks, if you want them shiny then do some hard braking at high speed.
     
  4. Norbert

    Norbert Active Member

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    Maybe time to replace that disks and same time i never use non new pads.
     
  5. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    The pads don't make contact over the entirety of the disc. That looks fine.
    Just make sure disc thickness is up to spec, clean them up a bit, and keep on using them.
     
  6. Norbert

    Norbert Active Member

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    First picture show badly worn mm or two.
    Never had any car running 45.000 miles with same discs on front.oh yes the electric car as used electric motor to slow down.
    Worst record c class estate 18.000 mile discs pads gone:clap:
     
  7. cod_ed

    cod_ed Active Member

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    Wow that's some going 18k! Had a Passat estate and 2 vw Caddy's that all did over 90k miles before needing front pads only! Discs weren't replaced whilst I owned any of them and I had them all for 130k + . Looking at replacement VAG TRW pads the images all seem to show the wear indicator line in the centre of the pad as well as the electric indicator. If that's the case mine are shot!
     
  8. Norbert

    Norbert Active Member

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    We had little skoda citigo from new and front disc gone around 25.000.my girlfriend not a racing driver.
    Im still drive mad so brakes have to proper all time thats no joke.
    Another thing just city drive in mad mode not same as many people drive motorway normal human mode.
     
  9. Hag

    Hag Active Member

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    Our Citigo did the same thing, thought it was weird and has never been driven that hard


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  10. 280jl

    280jl Active Member

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    Those brakes look fine to me mate, would put them back in and carry on if it was me.

    Managed 38000 miles in my cupra 280 ( lots of motorway ) before they were needed
     

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