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New Brake Discs........OUCH!!

Post by Bulletguy on Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:57 pm

For Mk5 Tranny owners

Just picked van up after MOT and as i'd had an advisory on one disc last year, decided to get them replaced. Garage charged me £69 for discs, £35.74 for pads.  Jeeeeez!!  

To make matters worse, i'd sourced a supplier on ebay.....brand new Mintex discs, £36.92....Mintex pads, £8.34 free postage.  :rolleye0013:

The only reason i hesitated buying from the ebay Trader, some years ago when still capable of doing this sort of job myself, i needed new discs on a Rover 216. Bought both discs and pads from local supplier, got both discs off my car......but when i came to fit the new ones they wouldn't align properly on the splines no matter how hard i tried. Disc size was identical, checked and double checked the part number on the box.....all correct!  scratch head

I had no choice but to refit the old discs then go back to the supplier. It turned out some dummy at the factory had put the wrong discs in the box with my correct part number on. What a faff that was and i didn't want a repeat of that!

It's only cost me an extra £59.48 letting the Garage buy in. Grrrrr!!!   :rolleye0013:
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Re: New Brake Discs........OUCH!!

Post by boxerman on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:26 pm

Mintex discs & pads for the Boxer last year came to £66 inc postage, despite older Boxer parts being impossible to get [or some would have you believe].

Would've hated to have to post them back though!

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Post by tallslimdave on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:29 pm

hi........you should be so lucky ,just paid £272 for new front discs n pads fitted ,mark 6 transit rwd,you have to remove front hubs n bearings the discs are at the back of the hubs thank you mr ford.....didnt fail mot advisory only ,but looked a bit grim,lack of use 19k miles on 10 years.        Dave h
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Re: New Brake Discs........OUCH!!

Post by boxerman on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:39 pm

tallslimdave wrote:,you have to remove front hubs n bearings the discs are at the back of the hubs thank you mr ford.....

I seem to remember that the discs on all cars were like that [the ones I had anyway] in the olden days, before 'top hat' discs came out.

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Post by Toffee on Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:15 pm

I was in the waiting room of a national tyre fitters and a guy came in for a quote on a Porsche he accepted the £5000 quote for disks and pads all round as it was a few thousand pounds cheaper than the main dealer had quoted.

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Post by boxerman on Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:38 pm

I wonder what makes Porche discs & pads so much more expensive that Transit ones? scratch head

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:39 pm

Ceramic discs?

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Re: New Brake Discs........OUCH!!

Post by rgermain on Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:41 pm

Bulletguy wrote:
For Mk5 Tranny owners

Just picked van up after MOT and as i'd had an advisory on one disc last year, decided to get them replaced. Garage charged me £69 for discs, £35.74 for pads.  Jeeeeez!!  

To make matters worse, i'd sourced a supplier on ebay.....brand new Mintex discs, £36.92....Mintex pads, £8.34 free postage.  :rolleye0013:

The only reason i hesitated buying from the ebay Trader, some years ago when still capable of doing this sort of job myself, i needed new discs on a Rover 216. Bought both discs and pads from local supplier, got both discs off my car......but when i came to fit the new ones they wouldn't align properly on the splines no matter how hard i tried. Disc size was identical, checked and double checked the part number on the box.....all correct!  scratch head

I had no choice but to refit the old discs then go back to the supplier. It turned out some dummy at the factory had put the wrong discs in the box with my correct part number on. What a faff that was and i didn't want a repeat of that!

It's only cost me an extra £59.48 letting the Garage buy in. Grrrrr!!!   :rolleye0013:
Welcome to todays World. I would not find that expensive even for Ford. I have always had Fords as own everyday cars and that is about the price to pay, in fact not bad for a genuine brake part. They are the only thing that stops you and some after market gear does not come close to genuine parts, same with cheap tyres.
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Post by rgermain on Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:44 pm

boxerman wrote:I wonder what makes Porche discs & pads so much more expensive that Transit ones? scratch head

Frank

Have you every driven a Transit at ***MPH? That's why they cost so much, also if you go to a Motor Racing Circuit and walk around the hospitality area where they all dine after the racing you will see where the money goes!
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Post by Bulletguy on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:14 pm

tallslimdave wrote:hi........you should be so lucky ,just paid £272 for new front discs n pads fitted ,mark 6 transit rwd,you have to remove front hubs n bearings the discs are at the back of the hubs thank you mr ford.....didnt fail mot advisory only ,but looked a bit grim,lack of use 19k miles on 10 years.        Dave h
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Post by Bulletguy on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:20 pm

rgermain wrote:Welcome to todays World. I would not find that expensive even for Ford. I have always had Fords as own everyday cars and that is about the price to pay, in fact not bad for a genuine brake part. They are the only thing that stops you and some after market gear does not come close to genuine parts, same with cheap tyres.

No i was just a tad miffed at shelling out almost 60 quid more, that's all!  hugegrins
Mintex are damn good. I've used both discs and pads on cars. Only once did i make a mistake of buying a non-branded set of discs which was a complete waste of money. The discs warped after a few thousand miles.
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Post by modelman on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:57 am

I certainly pays to shop around, I do!!
But count yourself lucky,   here we see a Range Rover disc, I bought a pair (with pads ) for £50.00,
next to it is a disc for one of my bikes, wait for it......£150.00 & there'rs TWO on the front wheel. sensored1

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Post by Bulletguy on Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:46 pm

modelman wrote:I certainly pays to shop around, I do!!
But count yourself lucky,   here we see a Range Rover disc, I bought a pair (with pads ) for £50.00,
next to it is a disc for one of my bikes, wait for it......£150.00 & there'rs TWO on the front wheel. sensored1

Yes that doesn't surprise me at all. I used to work with a guy who was a biker fanatic and i nearly had a heart failure when he told me the price of a rear tyre and how often he needed to replace! Mind you it was one of those "rocket" bikes! A Kawasaki i think and the thing went like a bat out of hell!! The guy who services my central heating boiler has a big sports bike he races and he told me the costs of things like brakes/tyres vs cars.

£50 notes for Range Rover discs and pads is an absolute bargain!! Just hope the discs are decent metal and not like the cheap (unbranded) ones i bought for a car years ago which warped after a few thousand miles!
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