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So today I upgraded my oem fn2 front discs and pads for upgraded grooved disc and Tarox corsa pads.

What should have been an hours work turned into three. All I have found since I have had this car nothing wants to come apart! Once I had took the calipers off and screws out the disc to hub I had to use a hammer and a lot of brute force and 35 mins each side later I had finally got the disc off the car disc itself.

I've never ever had this problem before! WAS there an easier way?
 

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I didn't even start to tackle my brakes, left it to a garage to get them off. I had the same problem as you with the last two cars I've owned, resorting to a crowbar to get the discs off last time. Also the VW garage knackered the screws on the discs which I wasnt happy about.
 

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I have a mate who works as a mechanic to BMW and he replaced my rears while I was there discs and pads in 45 minutes with no problems. Couldn't believe how stuck these were though. All done now though and well chuffed with the results
Yes try for ages, then got fed up and the farce fitted them easy. Lol
 

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Same here. I thought as you do normally a few light taps should take the discs off. Nope, mine were rusted on and it took me a few hours to get them off with brute force. The rears came off a treat though.
 

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Some 2 weeks ago I changed all disks and pads (so both front and rear).
Fronts took me like 1,5 hrs all together, but rears were a real pain in the behind: apparently you need a special tool to push/screw back the cylinders. :mad:
Anyway, changed everything to EBC standard disks and greenstuff pads, and I'm VERY happy with it. No more dusty-black wheels like with the original pads, better brake performance and at a fraction of the cost of original parts. Not to mention labour rates... :eek:
 

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Unfortunately factories seem to have given up using copper slip / grease etc these days on a large % of the cars, most Jap cars are the same :worms:

and the cheap nuts & bolts used dont help
 
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