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I just fitted ferodo ds sport pads. They are extremely good. EXTREMELY. Good.
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I just fitted ferodo ds sport pads. They are extremely good. EXTREMELY. Good.
On that - and it does not cost all that much money
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I always use Mintex brake pads and discs. I've never had any problems. I would recommend them. Brembo are also good but more expensive. My philosophy is that brakes are pretty important so the cheap option is never the best option.
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Originally Posted by gibot123 View Post
Did you find much air in the system when you bled it.
Also brake fluid should be changed every 2 years as it takes in moisture and loses it viscosity to create the correct presure. (according to the manufactures)

This is a good time to fit a silicone based fluid as it has higher moisture resistance. (DOT 5.1 or similar)
No, didn't have any air in the system and pedal was always firm. Er-In-Doors drove the car most of the time and she drives like driving miss daisy, so overheated brake fluid was very unlikely and what I sucked out looked clean. I'm sure it was the pads at fault. Some others have had problems with Eicher pads fading but not everyone. I have complained to Euro, but they weren't interested as the pads were out of the 12 month warranty.
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Yeah I heard exactly the same. But again I've not had a problem ever with them in the last few thousand miles. But there are definetly reviews where people are having a horrendous time with it.

But there are so many differences between different systems and weight and how everyone drives or expectations that there are always going to be differences.

Like I say even between a 156 and 147 and even the same model of car's brakes tend to never been the same at all.
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