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 Post subject: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:33 pm 
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With all the problems related to brake discs wearing out has anyone changed their discs and calipers?

I was looking at putting a set of EBC green discs and pads on but from reading all the posts about brakes it seems the main problem is the calipers?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:40 pm 
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not on the T31, its the T30s.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:17 am 
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I did brake tuneup to my old T30(new pads and disks-not the very cheapest ones, second hand rear calibers), serviced every autun(Slider pins clean and regrease, cleaning the pad ends, the Stainless steel hardware, and fileing the pad slots on the pad carriers) I had done 70k km until i sold the car and there where 30-40k kms pads left.
Once a rear left piston seized, rebuild parts costed me 15euros.

Did the same tuneup to my T31. (new pads, disks. new slider pinds to rear right caliber). Because it is an auto, I would expect more brake wear from more use, but I still do the annual cleaning.

The rear calliber design is the worst, same on T31 and T30 , especially the sliderpin dust boot sealing and that is the start of all wear problems. The fronts are better, but still need attention, maybe every other year, but when i am doing the rears, it is
Thats the life of an T30, T31 X-trail owner. Do not know about the T32.



The EBC's are good and more grippy, that means the disk will wear faster. But the rear caliber problem remains.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 am 
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Thanks Ahto,

I’ve got to book my car in for a service and MOT so I’ll ask them to replace the pins and give them all a good going over. I noticed yesterday that the drum discs were really hot and I think the heat is causing the alloys to discolour as well. Had new front bearings fitted a month ago so need to get the brakes looked at as any excess heat can’t be good for the bearings!
Maybe hold off on the EBC stuff for now and see what they find.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:57 pm 
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When you book a car for a service. Ask what is in the service work. Just oil an filter or something more. My service manual orders only to check brakes or change the fluid. No actual service work. They on the brakes when visual inspection shows wear or customer complaint or work order.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Thanks Ahto,

I’ll Get them to strip and service the calipers at least anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Another thing is that when you do replace pads and rotors it is a good practice to replace the hardware.

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