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front brake job

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Hi all,

I am just about ready to tackle my front brakes. I am going to replace the front rotors and pads with factory Porsche parts. They look straight forward. Are there any tips or obstacles to look for? I see toolpants that you were going to film a brake job for DVD. See if you came to Canada you could have done a top adjustment and brake DVD at the same time.



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I would not be able to find Canada with all that snow.

We did film a brake pad change and brake fluid replacement in sunny California. I have not looked at the video yet to see if it is good enough for a DVD.

It is easy to change the pads. To remove the caliper to remove the rotor you need an allen bit on a ratchet wrench for the 2 allen bolts. Think it is 10mm.

The retaining pin for the pads is a tight fit. I use a punch to drive out the pin.




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Try several import car parts places. We have a local one that sells aftermarket brake pads for $45. We put a front set in a few months ago on a base Boxster and the owner says they are fine. They are not fancy race pads for $200 or have the Porsche logo but fine for normal street driving. They also have the holes for the wear sensors.

I think they are sold under different names in the aftermarket. The name on the back of the pad is RMSA, which I think is Remsa of America owned by TRW. http://www.remsaofamerica.com/default.htm

The picture shows the box and 2 of the pads on the left. The single pad on the right is the old pad. The name on the box is Qualitee, but I have seen the same pads in a box with a different name.


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