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    Hi,

    The brake pad warning light has come on and I have had my car (320D E46 2003 Automatic Estate) to a garage for a brake check. They have told me that I need new discs & pads front & rear. I just have a couple of questions: -

    Do I need to replace the sensors as well as discs/pads?

    What are my best options for a balance of price and quality for discs, pads and sensors (if I need them) and where to buy them? I have read elsewhere that Pagid are quite good but I don't really know.

    Cheers,

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    unfortunately pal you will have to replace sensors as the old ones become brittle through heat of breaking ,and tend to snap when removed.
    As for your discs being changed........ im sure your garage know what they are doing, but if your not sure take a look for yourself . have a look to see if there are any deep score marks to the face of the discs or carrosion to the outer edge [lip]. you can also check by running your fingers across disc faces . cos if not replaced the new pads will develope uneven fade and will ofcouse affect breaking.
    As for the best deals mate , i suggest haveing a look at the retailers linked to this forum as i do believe discount could be offered to you as a forum member.

    hope this helps mate as i went through the same aggro a couple of months ago.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrd View Post
    Hi,

    The brake pad warning light has come on and I have had my car (320D E46 2003 Automatic Estate) to a garage for a brake check. They have told me that I need new discs & pads front & rear. I just have a couple of questions: -

    Do I need to replace the sensors as well as discs/pads?

    What are my best options for a balance of price and quality for discs, pads and sensors (if I need them) and where to buy them? I have read elsewhere that Pagid are quite good but I don't really know.

    Cheers,

    Mark
    Hi Mark,
    try this site:
    www.doctorcarparts.co.uk

    they sell all brakes and wear sensors. they sell delphi brakes which i've found to be good quality parts. i dont like pagid because i heard eurocarparts bought the pagid name, and now the parts are not necessarily from oe pagid factories. they basically have license to have the brakes made in any factory and then put a pagid box on it.

    i prefer delphi or trw myself.
     
     

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    I got my brake bits from eurocarparts, actually go into your local shop as they are cheaper than online. Print off what you want and put the bimmerforums code in to get 25% off, so if it isnt cheaper you can ask them for a price match.

    I bought pagid kit, cant fault it, definitely looks good quality stuff. For a full rear end kit, including brake shoes it cost me about £140. I think the front end is roughly £140 as well, as the discs are bigger and more espensive.

    Edit: Yours is a 320d so smaller discs, should be cheaper than mine :-)

    Check my build thread or my blog, link is my signature
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    You can also try our other forum vendor CRN Products for competitive prices and they'll be able to answer any questions you may have regarding
    the best set up for your driving style.
    They supplied me with Pagid discs/pads/handbrake shoes, stainless brake hoses and Powerflex ARB's for my '03 320d for a great price and rapid delivery
     
     


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