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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Which brake pads/brake fluid?
If you tend to brake hard from speed, then go for Castrol Performance brake fluid. Expensive, but doesn't "boil" ... be sure to bleed all the old fluid out though as it doesn't mix well with the older lower grade. And you downgrade you fluid to DOT 4 as well.
If you poodle around town and are gentle on the brakes, then Hallfords own will be OK, but I tend to go for a "brand" name rather than the generic stuff ... having said that Halfords have a reputation to uphold so they probably get theirs from somewhere like Ferodo or Castrol, etc.
As for pads, I've read somewhere EBC pads can be noisy (speaky!). I got mine from buypartsby and they are fine .. heavy braking sometimes! I think they tend to supply Mintex know who are a reputable brand. Their discs are keenly priced too. If you are thinking about the rears watch the parts ... there are two types fitted to older and newer models and they aren't interchangeable. One the 156 the older style, smaller disc, had ribs on the calliper body, the newer larger discs have the smooth caliper body. Not 100% sure about the 147.
HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"
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