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Old 12th April 2009, 22:57   #46
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there is a very faint squeal (almost inaudible) from the front RHS brake.
Your answer was already present in my previous post. Please check the pads for unusually heavy wear on the RHS. You should have the discs polished and the caliper pistons checked for jamming when installing new pads.
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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.
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Old 28th May 2009, 13:04   #47
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front disc brakes of my car (laura) are due for replacement after 21.5K km. a pair costs Rs3.5K plus tax/labour,etc. i am sure the clutch is also in-line. and soon my knee joints. thanks to bangalore traffic.
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i am sure the clutch is also in-line. and soon my knee joints. thanks to bangalore traffic.
Tell me about it. My friend used to drive on the stretch in Indiranagar with all the METRO work and complains of the same thing. Knee replacement surgery is expensive
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brake pads on the civic lasted about 20K. Replacement cost around 12K
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I have done 39K Kms on the original brake pads on my Swift D. It is still going good. The key is to use Engine braking and servicing the brake pads every 10K kms.
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I am about to touch 49k on my swift with the original pads. Let see what happens when I get the car serviced next month at 50k.
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Old 28th May 2009, 14:16   #52
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I am about to touch 49k on my swift with the original pads. Let see what happens when I get the car serviced next month at 50k.
Eddy, 49K on the original brake pads? That's just great!

What is your driving style like and do you usually travel over good terrain?

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I am about to touch 49k on my swift with the original pads. Let see what happens when I get the car serviced next month at 50k.
Almost same here. I am running my Swift VDi on stock pads for 48 K kms now. I used to get the brake pads cleaned with every 5K kms service.
Now a days I can hear a screeching sound when I lift my leg from the break (not while braking). I don't know if it is the symptom of pad failure. Let me check it with the 50K service.

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Eddy, 49K on the original brake pads? That's just great!

What is your driving style like and do you usually travel over good terrain?

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Thanks GPA. But I must admit that the driving conditions that I encounter are quite good. Plus I am not the speed-stop-speed kinda guy. I also clean the brake pads every 5k kms.
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brake pads on the civic lasted about 20K. Replacement cost around 12K
20K kms is quite less for a Civic I feel,
Probably you are into heavy breaking I feel.
Was 12K for all 4 wheels brakepads ? ( Civic has all 4 disc brake right)
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My WagonR has just crossed 50K and I think I need to get my pads changed now---I get some grinding noise on sudden braking sometimes. Well, 50 K on the original pads is really great!
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Hi,

My Marina is getting along with the OEM brake pads even at this mileage.
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My santro did 32k with original brake pads, Got only one replaced which was worn out.
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Got my 800's disc pads changed for the first time when it did 48K kms. Now again at 94K Kms.
Got esteem's disc pads changed at 37K kms and once more after that probably around 85K kms.

However, the disc pads for the Pulsar 180 (ug3) I had been using were replaced at 9K kms only. But they cost just Rs.175 or something so does not matter.

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525d rear brake pads lasted 32,000kms ! And front still have another 5000kms life left in them.
Quite good life i'd say since the car is automatic and is used extensively in traffic as well as highways. One could even get more life out of them but my heavy right foot has the traction control going crazy hence the rear brake pads are often under stress.
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