Replacing Front Pads UFO's

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Mar 9 16:20:25 EST 2005

I'll fwd my past posts,  Wheel Bearing Postmortem, and In situ replacement
of front outer CV boots,  FYI.

From: todnad at

Don't have the Bentley's yet (soon) been relying on info. off the lists.  So
far so good (since April of '04' did plugs, alternator, crank vent. hose,
mfts, engine and trans. mounts-I owe some people photos from that job and
will get them out very soon, now front brakes & cv boot).    You all have
saved me a ton of money and am extremely grateful.

PO purchased new front brake kit from blau at 115k (have receipts - let me
know if I shouldn't assume though).
Brake kit meaning what, new calipers?  If the system hasn't been bled since,
they need disassembling and cleaning.

Thanks for the heads up on the bearings, any suggestions on what's best to
use to re-pack/lube them or should I just replace?  Have been getting some
of my parts recently from parts connection.
Maybe I will skip the half shaft for another day-
What's wrong with the half shaft?  DFI if IAB!


-------------- Original message --------------

> > From: todnad at
> > 
> > Found some great step by step instructions on and chris
> > sight on how to replace pads & calipers on the rear but nothing regarding
> > fronts. 
> > Anyone have step by step instructions/what to look out for/necessary tools
> > before starting regarding the front pads.
> Have you checked your Bentley? Pretty straight forward.
> > Have UFO's, calipers are still in
> > good shape, just got new mintex reds and new sensors.
> How do you know that the calipers are in good shape, fluid flushed
> biennially, religiously since new, or a recent caliper overhaul?
> IMO, don't bother with new wear sensors. Leave them off, cut the old senso! r
> connectors off and solder the wire ends together. The passive wear sensors
> are much more reliable.
> > I have a rebuilt front half shaft going in and need to do the front pads
> > I have the wheels off. Car just hit 150k - anything else I should do
> > arm bushings, brake lines, etc.?)
> Adding much to the job, but your wheel bearings need relubing at 150K.
> Bernie 
> > Any help appreciated.
> > Thanks Again, 
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