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#1 The Principal

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 01:24 PM

Have you ever seen brakes this bad?



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Posted 17 December 2019 - 02:41 PM

What exactly are we looking at ?   Front brake pad ? Rear brake pad ?


It looks to me like the pad from a hand brake that soon needs replacing.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 02:57 PM

It looks like a rear to me and yes been neglected a tad...might be worth splashing the cash on a new disc :-)

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 03:35 PM

try that disc in the CD player see what’s on it before you chuck it out

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 05:11 PM

Things like this should be reported to the DVLA and the owner fined/given points.

Also, i doubt they did enough miles to cause that wear since the last MOT so maybe the MOT station should be pulled up on this. Easy enough to cross reference mileages

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:43 PM

We do not know the facts,it could have been garage serviced.Looks like siezed caliper does not take too long to reach this stage.There are probably lots of cars with rear brakes like this,does not make it right.Steve..

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 10:41 PM

I've seen a thinner disc on a friends Metro years ago, he said it was paper thin.  Upon removing the wheel I was shocked to find it actually was the thickness of a piece of paper, how it hadn't broken I'm not sure.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 11:12 PM

The thing is that the actual piston from the caliper itself was worn down as there was no pad for it to push against.


I know most of the braking force is via the front but there is no way the owner did not know something was wrong with that car. And yup i agree that did not just happen and most of been through a shister MOT at least once or twice.


Either that or the owner tried to fit pads and forgot the inner or did not have the wind back tool??????

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 06:29 PM

Dodgy motors right enough..

Some people have no care when buying and selling cheaper cars these days..

I actually went to see a car and the guy had put in tyre games in between the disc and pad as they had worn so bad...
Probably took longer to do that than change the actual pad properly..

Edited by bpirie1000, 18 December 2019 - 06:30 PM.

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