Can anyone shed some light on brake disc/pad change on a new to me 2015 A8!
Any special tools required? Best wind back tool for the job? Electric parking brake do’s and don’ts
Any assistance/ advice REALLY APPRECIATED. Thanks
Should be very similar to my 2012. Other than a caliper reset tool nothing special. The reset tool can probably be borrowed from you local parts store. In the USA Autozone will charge you full price for their used set but then refund you when you bring it back. So essentially free! There are plenty of good videos on youtube. Here is one;
The one thing to really watch for is the front brake Retainer Springs. these need to sit properly pushing upward on the pad. If not only one pad will move properly sending your brake pedal to the bottom. Not a good feeling! I also recommend replacing all wear indicators with new ones.
For rotors I picked after market Zimmerman vented rotors which are also fantastic. As for the pads I highly recommend EBC Redstuff. These are ceramic pads and are fantastic in summer or winter. I often travel to Montreal Canada so I know what I am talking about! Incredible life, braking power but more important NO BRAKE DUST! For my car the part numbers were;
I recommend you email Steven Wullner from EBC ([email protected]) and get the part numbers for your 2015. Probably the same but I am not sure.
With the wheels and rotors off it's the perfect time to paint them and make them stand out. Get whatever color caliper paint you want and paint away. Then apply a nice vinyl decal and clear coat with high temp (600F) clear coat. 2 coats of paint and 4 to 5 light coats of clear. Go light on the clear you don't want any runs. After 6 years my wheels were showing their age with some peeling so I replaced those also. I attached pictures of the final look! I am very happy with them and it was actually a lot of fun.
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