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post #1 of 50 Old 02-28-2017, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Rear brake pads... Again!

So it's that time again, whereby my rear brake pads are complaining that they're wearing out...

Currently about to hit 22k miles, so the 2nd set have lasted about the same as the first, at 11k a set...
I don't fancy paying Mini £200 for the privilege this time round, so will replace them myself.

Which brings me onto my question - What replacement pads have people used?

Stuck with OEM pads?
Or used after-market? I've used EBC pads on a couple of previous cars and they felt pretty good, so might see if they do a set for the SD...

And I presume the wear sensors just clip out and in when replacing the pads?

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Yes i think the wear sensor just pulls out don't forget to get a new one (if same as r56).when i did my r56 i bought pagid from eurocarparts. Great price and nice feel and quality.def wouldnt buy oem! Overpriced.

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Do you not need to reset the service indicator when the pads light comes on? My service indicator is saying a neagtive mileage yet the car was serviced a couple weeks ago, when I took it back they said this was because the rear pads were still showing as needing replacement

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Yes think so; not done it on fseries yet but remove sensor (only one) replace pads insert new sensor reset computer-there is a link on here on how it's done-holding the trip meter button and switching ignition on gets you in to the service menu from memory but someone who has done it will correct me if wrong.
PS don't forget the rears are wind in pads, not push back like the fronts-either a wind in tool about £16 from eurocarparts or may be less on ebay, or a clark block that attaches with little prongs to a socket wrench or if you are careful some pointy pliers-but one slip and your dust boot could be toast!

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Was just about to say I'm almost at 12k miles without any brake pad change, then realised BMW replaced mine to rectify squeaky brakes.
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Did 14k in my cooper (f56) and there was loads of pad material left as measured at its first service- if i remember rightly 1/3 down- 6mm from 9mm so i was expecting around 35k miles before i replaced them-about right i thought!

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I haven't heard anything good from EBC in regards to the R** series cars so cannot comment if it's the same as the F56.
I also had pagid for the wife's car and never had a problem. Brilliant and cheap.
The brake sensor needs replacing if it gets tripped and the service indicator needs resetting.
Previously, I would check the brakes myself and I tied up the sensor to the strut with cable ties, never need a new one that way as it would never get tripped. And doesn't take much to look through the wheel every now and then.
For previous mini recommendations were, Mintex and ferrodo.
I hope that makes sense and just my personal experience.
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Thats a great idea re the sensor Jordan never thought of that!

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I'm sure I read somewhere that cruise control uses the rear brakes to maintain speeds!

if you use it a lot it might be the answer or something is sticking!

If mine only does 11,000 miles and need changing I won't be happy..


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I'm sure I read somewhere that cruise control uses the rear brakes to maintain speeds!
Interesting................
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