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MG MGF Technical - brake pad renewal
|hi does anyone know the procedure for changing the front and rear brake pads on a mgf 1.8i year 2001, i'm getting a bit of scraping so i reckon its time i changed them. many thanks|
|Rob Bell's website should tell you everything you need to know:|
|If you are getting "a bit scraping" then it may have gone 'metal to metal'.|
If that is the case then you will be needing to do a bit more than just change the brake pads. The discs may need machining as well.
Check it out when you inspect the pad wear and the surface of the disc's.
|Good thought there from Branko.|
Some Fs still have the spring steel strip on the rear pads which become very noisy wear indicators. Hopefully it is this but DO check the pads anyway.
|thanks all for your help, rob bell's description seems easy enough to follow thanks for that ian, just need a dry day now, i wait in hope.|
|>> just need a dry day now <<|
LOL -could be a long wait - I've been waiting for one of these days in order to replace the rear screen in my softtop for absolutely ages!
|If you are experimenting with fitting non OEM pads, be careful. I run EBC green stuff on the front with ultra aggresive Mintex 1177s on the rear to move the braking bias to the rear. Never had a rear brake lock up either!|
Your car probably has ABS so it wont be so prone to the lock up that the non ABS is afflicted with.
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