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Rover 414 Brake Pads. - Dave
The wear indicator warning system [1] on my Rover 414 brake pads went off today.

I shall be popping new ones on tonight. It looks simple enough but does anyone have any words of warning/advice?

Thanks in advance.

Dave

[1] A grinding noise.
Re: Rover 414 Brake Pads. - John Slaughter
Dave

Two pieces of advice.

1) Check them more fequently, and you won't get to the point of hearing grinding noises as an indication of the need to change.

2) Check the discs too. Modern non-asbestos pads are hard on discs and a combined pad and disc change is commonplace. You don't give an mileage, but there's a fair chance you'll need new discs, especially as you're probably at the metal to metal stage. They aren't too expensive in Halfords. Try to fit the discs and pads together if needed as you want to avoid fitting new pads with the old discs, and later changing the discs, as the pads will then be worn unevenly.

Regards

john
Re: Rover 414 Brake Pads. - Dave
John Slaughter wrote:
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Thanks for the advice John. If the disc are thick enough I'm not gonna worry about scoring.

I want to get away with it. You don't buy a cheap car and then give it tip-top serviceing.

It's got 125k on it.
Re: Rover 414 Brake Pads. - John Slaughter
Dave

Not even in the braking department?

regards

John
Re: Rover 414 Brake Pads. - Dave
Just did it!!!

1hr 15 begining to end. Dorve into work as a test drive!

Sweet as a nut!

Move over D Lacey!!!
Re: Rover 414 Brake Pads. - Dave
John Slaughter wrote:
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> Not even in the braking department?

Fair point. I'm pretty cautious though. And there's always the handbrake.
 

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