Aftermarket brake pads and discs

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Mark999
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Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by Mark999 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:32 pm

Hi all. There have been many threads re premature corrosion of brake discs and the dreaded brake squeal.
It would be interesting to know if anyone has replaced their brakes with aftermarket parts, and if they are satisfied or not.
Mark

NooNoo
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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by NooNoo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:58 pm

I have just ordered a full set front and rear from Germany, went for Zimmerman disks and Bosch pads, should arrive by this time next week and will be installing them myself when the sun comes back out,
Car has done 52k on the original brakes and are indeed now very corroded.

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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by Bob a » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:29 am

Wee question noonoo.
When the car is shut down the rear brakes go on automatically. How do you over ride this to change the rear brakes?
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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by NooNoo » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:18 pm

I found these instructions on another site a while back so will try this before attempting the rears,

With ignition on (not started), release the parking brake and shut the ignition off. DO NOT SHUT THE CAR DOOR...or the brake will set. I left my driver's door open the entire time. Other way to do it is to release the parking brake and remove the negative lead from the battery.

I left the caliper attached for these next steps, as it was easier to work with it secure in place:
1. Unplug the ebrake module (little slide thing you push back and then pull the plug out with some difficulty. It will be on there pretty tight.
2. Remove the ebrake module from the caliper (2 allen head screws)
3. Turn the little gear that you see on the rear of the caliper clockwise until it bottoms out. I used an "internal torx" type socket so as to not damage anything, but forgot what size.
4. Then you can seat the piston (screw-in type, not compression type) and reassemble. (I used a pair of needle-nosed pliers opened up enough to fit in the piston slots and turned slowly (remove the master cylinder cap to relieve pressure).

All I had to do to calibrate it was pump the brakes a bit with the car off, then start the car, leave foot on the brake and cycle the ebrake a few times with the button. Done. No error messages.

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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by Bob a » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:47 pm

Excellent. If you try this could you let us know if it worked?
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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by NooNoo » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:50 pm

Will do, that info was from a US member but all vehicles should be the same, looking forward to the challenge

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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by Catmad » Fri May 01, 2020 9:30 pm

Very interesting Nonoo. I have badly corroded discs and consequently very worn Pads on the front after 45,000mls so was planning on changing myself due to lockdown. Did you find any instructional vids/info on the internet particularly removal of Spring Clip, retraction of Piston and removal of old Disk? Any info would be much appreciated. Also what after market parts supplier would you recommend?
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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by Bob a » Sat May 02, 2020 7:50 am

There is talk of putting the ignition on without starting the car (do not press brake pedal when pushing start button).
With the drivers door open put the parked brake off via switch on centre console. Press the start button to turn off.
KEY POINT:
KEEP DRIVERS DOOR OPEN AT ALL TIMES.

The parked brake will not come back in while door is open. You can change your brake pads.

Everything will reset when door closed and car operated as normal.

Jaguar recommend removing the brake hose from the caliper to prevent operation of the caliper (not doing ghe process above) and then reconnecting and bleeding the brakes once the change has been done.

I have not done any of these yet and i am taking this information from other places.
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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by Jagfpacejk » Sat May 02, 2020 10:00 am

Found this on another site and hope the poster does not mind sharing this information to assist other F-Pace owners.

This is the method they used so please ensure your happy to follow these steps before undertaking any work, if in doubt do not start the work and consult a specialist.

Read Steps Completely Before starting this brake job

wear safety googles, mask, and gloves. Spray brake cleaner on all parts to eliminate dust!

Best to do this on a flat surface.

1) block front wheels securely so car does not roll at any point.
2) with ignition on /car off /turned off EPB (elect parking brake) by depressing switch on console and pressing brake foot pedal. park
brake light should be off now! turn off ignition, LEAVE DOOR OPEN, IF YOU SHUT THE DOOR THE EPB WILL TURN ON.
3) loosen wheel bolts
4) jack up rear of car and fit car stands to underside of vehicle for your safety at all times. try to rotate wheel, if it will not move repeat #2 making sure EPB is off. The tire should rotate. Then remove the wheel
5) locate caliper. remove spring clip on caliper with large flat head screwdriver
6) Remove two plastic caps covering caliper bolts bolt heads. Loosen two caliper bolts with 7mm hex tool on the rear of the caliper
7) Then loosen and remove two small allen head bolts, which hold EPB to the rear of the caliper **Note easy to do. reveals small gear
on the back of caliper
8) Remove caliper bolts remove caliper (make sure to suspend caliper with bungee cord) and then remove old pads.
9) Rewind by hand the screw on the back of caliper with a triple square socket size 8 ** turns easy
10) Now you can easily push back piston with a C clamp. ** very easy to do. No special tool needed
11) Reassemble EPB to caliper with two allen screws. **Some minor rotation may be needed to line up the bolts.
12) Lubricate caliper bolts slides **not the threads** and also where pads contact the caliper.
13) Install pads. tighten caliper bolts. replace plastic caps. install spring clip
14) Reinstall wheel and do other side.
15) Engage EPB on the console you should cycle it 3 times, then try to rotate the wheel in on and off position. it should not move with the EPB in the on
position!
16) Test Drive

NOTE:**DO NOT ACTIVATE EPB UNTIL COMPLETELY FINISHED!**
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Re: Aftermarket brake pads and discs

Post by NooNoo » Sat May 02, 2020 8:48 pm

Ok, started to do the rears today, got as far as jacking up the car, secured with stands and chocked front wheels, attempted the parking brake hack with the ignition and door open but every time I shut the ignition off with door open the EPB would engage so went with disconnecting the Batt Neg wire which worked,
Before I removed callipers I thought I would remove the torx bolt on the disk as changing those also, after looking around the garage for an hour I found one, it is a T50 torx for anyone who will be trying this, however 2 hours later with all the tools and lubes out the Torx bolt is well and truly ceased so have to wait until my 1/2 inch socket T50 arrives next week as I need more leverage to try and release it and was fed up by then so will give it another go next week, car sitting with wheels off but not going anywhere anytime soon

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