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stevo275, Sep 14, 6:00am
aprox how much to replace front brake pads on a car

toyboy3, Sep 14, 6:04am
Red car $70 , blue car $80 ,yellow car $40. green car $140

whqqsh, Sep 14, 6:09am
bugger, no green car brake pads again, looks like another long wait before I can get my car on the road again :(

stevo275, Sep 14, 7:23am
yeah nice one mate very helpful

outbidyou2, Sep 14, 7:27am
What type of car genius

stevo275, Sep 14, 7:30am
a blue one

lyonruge, Sep 14, 7:31am
It says blue ones are $80

poppajn, Sep 14, 7:33am
A blue Wanger!

lyonruge, Sep 14, 7:35am
OK, here's what we will need to know to answer this Q. Make/Model, year, front or rear pads! The price of brake pads differs between cars, as does the dificulty in replacing them.

stevo275, Sep 14, 7:36am
80 it is then sold to the man with the blue car.

stevo275, Sep 14, 7:38am
alright thankyou its a 2006 es diamante front pads only.

lyonruge, Sep 14, 7:46am
$40-$80 for pads, depends on Quality, you can get cheap pads, or decent ones, cheap ones dont last as long and make your mags look like crap, 1/2 hour to just change the pads, I always recommend skimming the discs as well, $25-$40 approx for disc skim, some places do it free if you buy your pads from them, others charge, probably ad 1/2 an hour. Our hourly rate is $70, so if I did it, $120 ish to do the pads and discs.

stevo275, Sep 14, 7:50am
thanks mate appriecate that.

lyonruge, Sep 14, 7:55am
Ring BNT and get a price on pads, then youll know where your starting, count on an hours labour and you should havean idea.

ceebee2, Sep 14, 10:09pm
Make sure you also bleed the brakes as they will always have air in them with retracting the calliper pistons so allow $15 for brake fluid as well.

lyonruge, Sep 15, 12:39am
Bollocks

therafter1, Sep 15, 1:13am
Makes sense to me, I always give brakes a quick bled as part of the replacement process. Besides, its an 06 Diamante, so it will have ABS, so you will push the fluid out at the bleed nipple anyway instead of shoving it back thru the ABS pump, so brake fluid will be required to top the reservoir up.

unbeatabull, Sep 15, 1:18am
Can't say I've ever bleed brakes when replacing brake pads (Unless theres obviously been a fault or has a soft pedal etc), unless its been due. We replace it every 2 years though on all our vehicles.

therafter1, Sep 15, 1:22am
The reason I do it is that ! usually change the brake fluid at the same time. I use a vacuum bleed and suck the reservoir dry and refill, then suck clean fluid thru to the calliper.

And ABS or not I always push the fluid out at the bleed nipple on the calliper, which mean you have to loosen the nipple, which creates a situation whereby air may have found its way back into the calliper at some stage . maybe its just me, and maybe I am the pedantic type, but that is how I do it.

ceebee2, Sep 15, 1:25am
You obviously never did an apprenticeship in Automotive or ran your own garage or ran someone elses!

unbeatabull, Sep 15, 1:26am
I've always just pushed the fluid back up through the reservoir tbh. Never cracked it off the nipple to retract the piston. Talking on general cars that don't have a problem in the braking system of course other then pads needing replacing.

therafter1, Sep 15, 1:58am
Lol . that's why I'm pedantic. In my early days I would have a vehicle arrive and all it was there for was replacement pads and there weren't any problems whatsoever with the rest of the brake system . well not until I pushed all of the cruddy old fluid, rust, gunge and whatever else that may have been in the callipers and feed lines back to the reservoir there wasn't ! . once burnt twice shy, that's me, I only usually get burned once lol

Admittedly those problems shouldn't be present on an 06 Diamante, but then who knows with motor vehicles eh, and who knows what others may or may not have done before you.

unbeatabull, Sep 15, 2:00am
Yeah. I guess it depends on the vehicles you work on. I'm mostly working on cars no older then 10 years, and 99% of them have all been serviced by us all their life so know their history. When we get the odd old rusty shitter in though you do definitely take all the precautions etc with stuff like that.

therafter1, Sep 15, 2:29am
Ahaaaaaa, and therein lies the difference, I get the dubious pleasure of working on 90% shitters many of which have seen better days or are playing up so their owner has reluctantly decided that maybe a service or tune up will solve all of the problems that they are having with their piece of crap from pedal creep, to grinding noises to CV's clattering in a straight line to violently shaking steering wheels due to their goodrides with 2mm of tread on them being out of round with broken ply's to lawd only knows what !

With some of the cockies wagons that we get it isn't unusual to spend the first 1/2 hour digging out sheep, bull, cow, deer or whatever droppings and other accumulated crud and sticks and stuff just to locate the part that you think may be the culprit causing the problem.

lyonruge, Sep 15, 2:58am
Yep, did an apprenticeship with toyota, did abs with toyota, ford and mitsubishi, srs, emmission control, DSC, toyota specialist technitian, NVH and Service advisor courses as well. Was a Service manager with toyota and Mitsubishi, in 26 years of vehicle maintenance I ahve never let brake fluid out through the bleed nipples unles i was bleeding the brakes. And never had a problem. In the early days of ABS we even got warned that we had to use the scan tool to bleed brakes, guess what, never did that either, and again, have never had a problem.

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