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Old 22nd June 2016, 09:40 PM
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brake pad light came up and when i do scan with VCDS there is no errors left in modules ? where in VCDS (measuring blocks) i can find which side needs to be changed ?


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Old 23rd June 2016, 08:38 AM
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Might be wrong as i know nothing about these modern 8's but the brake warning on previous models is actually quite dumb and only on the front axle. I'm going with front, doesn't matter what side, change the axle set. If you pop a wheel off you should be able see how much meat is left on the pads.
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Old 23rd June 2016, 09:35 AM
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of course axle i will change, but I'm quite surprised there is no errors in module
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Old 23rd June 2016, 12:45 PM
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Brace yourself, genuine pads for a D4 are well pricey.
Worth checking eBay if you have the correct part no.'s
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Old 23rd June 2016, 12:58 PM
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im going for Brembo, i am using there pads for ages and always happy, 55 per axle
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Old 25th June 2016, 05:14 AM
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I've recently done the rear pads and discs on my D4. The Pagid ones at ECP fitted with no problems and are performing well. New wear sensors are included with the new pads. Just to confirm on my 3.0 TFSI, there are wear sensors on the rears too. Just on one side though.
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Old 26th June 2016, 08:43 PM
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Any feedback on brake dust from the pagid or brembo options ?
Genuine pads seem to be mostly made by Ferodo by the way.
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Old 14th July 2016, 10:24 AM
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I've recently done the rear pads and discs on my D4. The Pagid ones at ECP fitted with no problems and are performing well. New wear sensors are included with the new pads. Just to confirm on my 3.0 TFSI, there are wear sensors on the rears too. Just on one side though.
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Did you do that yourself - any feedback on how difficult it was. I have plenty of experience changing pads and discs on older cars and wondering whether I can do discs and pads all round myself rather than paying the stealer (1600)
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Old 15th July 2016, 12:18 AM
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Yeah I did them myself. I've only done the rears though. I think they're trickier than the front. It's just the same as on any vehicle except you need VCDS or a generic code reading unit to allow you to wind back the callipers. Once the callipers are wound back, you release and remove the sliding pins, remove the caliper and then wind back the callipers with a wind back tool.

Remove the calliper carrier and disc then refit all. You don't need any special tools just the usual tools you'd need for any brake change.
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Old 15th July 2016, 01:55 PM
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Nice one - thanks very much. Appreciate the info - sounds like I now have an excellent excuse to buy a VCDS as well as saving some money on the brakes!
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