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Disco 2 Next job all brakes

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by MJI, May 7, 2022.

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  1. MJI

    MJI Well-Known Member

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    Pads are low, discs are not new.

    Will be dropping on a full set of discs and pads over next few weeks.

    I tend to replace discs every 2 or 3 pads, that is not OTT is it?
     
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    Are they clean and even shiny & have you measured them to see how close to the limit they are?

    J
     
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    Discs come with minimum thickness etched on their edges, which I make a note of and check each time with a Micrometer or a caliper. I am very light on brakes so hardly ever need to change them, but every two to three pad changes sounds about right.
     
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    MJI Well-Known Member

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    They look worn and been on a few years.

    My last car had new (front) discs every couple of years because trade kit was not much more than retail pads. Rear swapped once.
     
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    My body is worn but still performs:p.

    But seriously, how ridged are they and measure them.
    But then the cost these days its easier not to guess:). So I would say not really OTT. Also not going to say don't do it as its brakes:).

    Had all ours changed recently as only 1mm left to the limit. 2mths later MOT guy said brakes excellent, I didnt notice the change TBH.

    J
     
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    It's a good technique for mots lots of new or correct bits they will let borderline stuff through as they know you will sort it.
     
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    Cost me a lot in the last year as I needed new headlamps
     
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    I must have OCD. I tend to replace the disks and pads at the same time.
     
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    I took a quick look at M & M, the front disks on theirs are drilled but not vented, the set on JGS are drilled and vented.
     
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    I bought a set of grooved and drilled because John Craddocks had them on special offer, but tbh never noticed any difference. A few mates said dont bother if you are getting your vehicle dirty, as the dirt clogs the discs and wears them out prematurely. Not sure thats true, but Im happy with mine. Its not a bad brake update to be honest from stock.

    Its not like you are going on a track day with a Disco....
     
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    It is the rear disc picture
     
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    If you wash the underside and wheels, (brakes and bearings), promptly after getting them wet & muddy it’ll help …
     
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    I cannot imagine being wealthy enough to be able to put enough diesel into my truck to drive fast enough to need drilled discs!!!!!
    But be careful, about vented or not vented, the calipers may only be set up for one type, if the original was vented then stick with it!
     
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    M & M?
    Huh!
    About as much use as chocolate buttons!:D:D:D:D:D


    (IGMC);)
     
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    I have had brake fade before after being caught out with traffic calming, 20mph and long 1 in 4 hill.

    Back end way into Bath
     
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    Now I lived in and drove around Bath for a long time so I am now wondering which hill you mean.
    Brassknocker? Pennyquick? Landsdown, Wellsway?
    And by the way, brake fade could be a symptom of the need to change the fluid.
    Not saying that you haven't done this cos you is a conscientious bloke, we all know.
    But for brakes to fade the heat from them has to heat the liquid to boiling point and that more often happens with brake fluid that is older and has got more watter in it, what with it being hygroscopic an all.
    But I do sympathise, I wouldn't like to go down any of these with fading brakes. Did them enough in my old Minis with dodgy brakes to last me a lifetime!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    or the one that goes to Midford is it??? We use a lot of these still going there for the theatre and stuff.
     
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    Come down A46, head off west and down via a very steep built up road, at the bottom goes past the Rec.
     
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