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Front Brake Pads.

Post by TJS » Wed 04 May, 2016 21:06

The Z1 once again sailed through its MOT but the front brake pads (the originals) are getting thin at 25k miles.

Recommendations?

OEM, EBC, Pagid, Brembo, CL with prices ranging from £14 to £300. The car for road use only and I am not a heavy braker.

TJS

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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by Jet » Wed 04 May, 2016 22:16

Brembo Calipers from the 2003 Porsche Boxster, brackets from Uwe, braided hoses, Pagid pads and 312x25 Mitex discs. :thumb:

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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by Pat Slade » Fri 06 May, 2016 07:41

Hey Jet,

In your major mod suggestion you forgot the necessary replacement bake pressure relief valve!

I'm in the same position with original pads and 26k miles. So far I have got away with leaving extra baking distance when driving amongst "moderns".

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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by gookah » Fri 06 May, 2016 23:12

Pat Slade wrote:Hey Jet,

In your major mod suggestion you forgot the necessary replacement bake pressure relief valve!

I'm in the same position with original pads and 26k miles. So far I have got away with leaving extra baking distance when driving amongst "moderns".

Pat
I wonder if Mary Berry knows about these baking distances, and if she has said relief valve on her oven? :D
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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by TJS » Sat 07 May, 2016 08:47

For gentle summer use the 25 year old 25k mile bake pads would probably be ok but having woken the Z1 from its winter hibernation, taxed, new Mot and driven back to Mary Berry's Buckinghamshire through the 300ft high East Anglian mountains I came to the conclusion that a new set of front pads may not be a bad idea before experiencing the slightly higher Pyrenees next weekend.

The local BMW dealer took 3 days to call me back with a quote to supply and fit ... in two weeks time .. pads sintered with titanium and diamonds. Meanwhile the local village garage will fit a new set and give the system a check over on Monday morning with a days notice.

Jet ... no replacement servo ! I seem to recall a seven series servo was a useful direct fit upgrade

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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by Pat Slade » Sat 07 May, 2016 09:55

TJS et al,

Ahead of the Pyrenees trip I have changed all the oils, including PAS, the coolant, and naturally, the baking fluid.

I hope those we meet on the Spanish border will have no objection to my half baked approach!

PS My understanding was it's not the servo that is changed when putting big brakes on the front but the pressure apportioning valve.

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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by sfh3l » Sat 07 May, 2016 18:02

For info, the servo is fine as is. It is the master cylinder that you change for more beefy pedal feel (along with everything on Jamal's list, of course :D ). I didn't change the apportioning valve, located by the diff as I seem to recall. My Z1 stops as if it has hit a brick wall and doesn't seem overly keen to lock one end before the other.

Looking forward to the Pyrenees trip next week :)
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Re: Front Brake Pads.

Post by Jet » Wed 11 May, 2016 08:18

TJS wrote:The Z1 once again sailed through its MOT but the front brake pads (the originals) are getting thin at 25k miles.

Recommendations?

OEM, EBC, Pagid, Brembo, CL with prices ranging from £14 to £300. The car for road use only and I am not a heavy braker.

TJS
To answer your question,(sorry about that) I use Pagid on 3 cars. Tried Brembo and EBC, didn't notice much difference for the extra cost. Would like one that gives off the least dust, maybe thats at the high end of the scale?

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