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    What was I thinking of then?
     
     

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    I have used Jurid pads from GSF before. I use either those or Pagid.

    Can you make a saving by supplying your own parts?
     
     

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    Hi,

    I've just had a quote, well I've got the car booked in tomorrow for new pads and a friend has told me to cancel it as they have quoted £280 - he works with cars and reckons that this should be at least half that price.

    I think i'm going to have to tell that garage that 'somethings come up' and put the booking off while i get more info, i'll also ask them what exactly they are quoting for, my friend is getting me another quote - i may well not re-book if I can get it done cheaper.

    Looking at parts websites, it looks like the pads are around £50 for all four, so i'd expect something around £100 - I guess i'll have to see if they are doing anything else.

    anyone got any opinions?
     
     

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    Did it last week at an indie for £250 (all pads + sensors), but I had to do it as I needed the car this Saturday and didn't have time to DYI. Next time I'll be doing it myself tho as it's pretty easy job.

    They also said that one of the rear coil springs in the suspension is fractured and they only come in pairs, £310 for the whole lot (inc labour). Is this an MOT failure? Is it an easy DIY? I might be replacing these with eibachs, as OEMs seem pretty vulnerable. They said the car is driveable, I may notice some squeaking/knocking when driving over bumps but I haven't noticed anything so far.

    Also (slightly off-topic) I have an unusual rattling noise coming from the engine compartment/dashboard, can't really tell but its more likely coming from the engine comp. It only happens at low RPMs, and it's reminiscent of plastic panel vibration, certainly doesn't sound metallic it happens when accelerating in 1st/2nd gear at very low RPMs (1000-1500), and also when driving over rough surfaces at low rpms (e.g. stone paved) at very low speeds 5mph or so. I've read a commonn problem is with VANOS but I haven't had any idle speed problems/stalls. My car is a 4-cyl 2003 318Ci wth 42K but all the VANOS issues've read about so far are from 6-cyls 325/330s it seems that 4-cyls aren't that popular...
     
     

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    fractured springs are an mot fail...eibachs are a good upgrade
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Interesting read guys. My local BMW dealer quoted my £800 to replace my pads!

    I'll be heading down to my local GSF tomorrow to buy a set for £32.50 then fitting them myself.
     
     

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    Best place for brakes if your not a trader and get good discount is to look at www.brakeparts.co.uk thay are good prices
     
     

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