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Default Rear Brake Pad Replacement - 4th October 2013, 07:21 PM

Can anyone direct me to a decent DIY guide?

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MINI Icon Hot Choc Clubman 5th October 2013, 08:36 AM

Have a look here....
DIY Rear Brake Pads | R56 MINI Cooper Blog

Its a nice easy job as long as you have a caliper rewind tool. If you havent, go and buy one, there around 20 and you'll need it again some time.
  
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Default 5th October 2013, 10:08 AM

I use Pelican for tech how-to's CLICK

I used a g cramp to wind in the pistons on mine
  
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Default 5th October 2013, 10:38 AM

Get a sensor off ebay of you need one, they're 5 rather than the BMW 20+
  
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Default 6th October 2013, 10:08 PM

Cheers guys, anyone know where I can pick up some good quality pads for a reasonable price?
  
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Default 6th October 2013, 10:36 PM

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Cheers guys, anyone know where I can pick up some good quality pads for a reasonable price?
Depends what you call a "reasonable price"
  
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Default 7th October 2013, 12:53 PM

I just did yesterday,

I bought PAGID for the rear discs and pads with matching brake pad wear sensor al from Euro Car Parts..
They apparently a good OE brand and are owned by same company as Mintex.
They weren't the cheapest but aren't expensive either.

I got advised the rears only do 20% of the braking anyway so don't worry about it too much.

If you can get a rewind tool for cheap then I would suggest it however I did it without, just prepare for a lot of elbow grease and sweat lol.
  
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Default Re: Rear Brake Pad Replacement - 7th October 2013, 01:15 PM

Try carparts4less.co.UK next time sister company but usually a fair bit cheaper
  
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Default 9th October 2013, 08:15 AM

are the mini calipers the type where you actually have to turn the pistons back in??? My daughters Peugeot 307 had these - what a ballache without the right tool!!!

........ as opposed to my M3 pistons that you just put a screwdriver between the old pads and "lever" them apart??
  
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Default Rear Brake Pad Replacement - 12th October 2013, 07:24 AM

The R56 rears are definitely wind in.
  
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