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Old 27th October 2008, 13:55   #31
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40000 kms and still going strong on my alto 2004 model. brakes are used extensively and few cases of hard braking
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Old 27th October 2008, 14:23   #32
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got the pads changed at 50k on my indigo.
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Old 27th October 2008, 14:34   #33
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Got the brake pads changed on my Santro when it had run around 52k kms. Was told by the mechanic who attended to it that there was life still left in it but since I used to take this car on long distance drives then, I did not want to take a risk hence had them done.
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Old 27th October 2008, 18:44   #34
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My Swift VXi's front left pad had worn down and was squeaking at 20k. Got a new set for both the front tyres. I blame my aggressive driving style and my laziness to use engine braking!
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Old 26th December 2008, 16:24   #35
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I have done >40000km on my Corolla & brake pads need change. Local dealer is quoting 8k for brake pads, labour extra, isn't this too steep for pads?
Anybody having idea on price of Corollas brake pads?
& can I get brake pads from outside ie. accessory shops & get them fitted?
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Old 26th December 2008, 17:33   #36
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Hi,

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I have done >40000km on my Corolla & brake pads need change. Local dealer is quoting 8k for brake pads, labour extra, isn't this too steep for pads?
Take a look at the following message:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tml#post981153 (Corolla - Help me STOP!!)

The 8000 cannot be for the brake pads alone!
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Old 26th December 2008, 17:48   #37
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I had done 28000 on my NHC with the brake pads.
Included high speed driving with 90% city driving and instant braking at numerous occasions.
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Old 26th December 2008, 18:00   #38
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Thanks Trrk for the link.
Toyota dealer quoted 8000+ only for brake pads, Im sure!
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Old 11th April 2009, 17:02   #39
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Default When to change m800 brake pads

Hi all,
Is there any way we can tell by way of sight or audible warnings that the brake pads need to be changed.
I can feel that the braking efficiency of my car (M-800) has lessened by a little.I had,had the brakes overhauled a couple of years ago from a MASS
but am not sure whether the pads need changing or not.
I had replaced the brake pads several years ago and am running on the same since.My car is pretty low mileage (~2000 kms per year).
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I have had about 22k in my Zen Auto & Santro Auto. About 25k in my Esteem (carb without ventilated discs) and 40k+ in my Accent. ATs do not have engine braking on the over-run and wear out their disc pads fast.
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When your brake pads are dangerously low on material, the pistons will start making contact with the brake discs. You'll hear it as brake squeal. Some disc brake systems have a part on the calipers specifically designed to contact some part of the disc to produce this noise instead of letting the pistons score the disc and cause problems.
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The brake pads on my palio wore out at 20k.. Actually it was the left hand side pad that wore out but they replaced both
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the pistons will start making contact with the brake discs. You'll hear it as brake squeal. Some disc brake systems have a part on the calipers specifically designed to contact some part of the disc to produce this noise instead of letting the pistons score the disc and cause problems.
Actually there's a small metal strip attached to the pads (usually one of every pair) which is meant to contact the discs when about 2 mm of pad material is still left. That produces the squeal. Should give you about 500-1000 km to change the pads, before the lining completely wears out and the metal of the pad contacts the disc. Such metal-to-metal contact will reduce braking efficiency to some extent, and also seriously damage/score the discs.
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I stand corrected. Thanks for the info SS.
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Default Brake wear on Alto--Need your inputs

I have been driving an Alto for the past 10 months and have covered a little over 14K kms. Since the begining (about 1,500 kms), I have noticed that the front RHS wheel rim is covered in fine brake dust in about 3-4 days of driving in the city. When I flush the rims with water to clean them each weekend, thick plumes of black brake dust is flushed out with the water.

Of late, during extensive brake use, there is a very faint squeal (almost inaudible) from the front RHS brake. I know some of you may think I'm being fussy, but I am very passionate about my cars and maintain them in top shape, so even the smallest squeak or squeal gets me working to sort the problem.

The front LHS brake has not been giving me any problems and shows almost no brake dust on the rims.

Though braking has not been affected, I'm concerned that this could lead to premature wear of the front RHS brake pads and also is hiding a bigger problem of uneven distribution of brake fluid.

Need your inputs on this.

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