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The time has nearly come for me to do mine.

There is a full set(front and rear) of mintex pads on e-bay for £49. Does anybody know if this is about right or can you get better for less etc?
 

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Sounds about right, I bought my front pads and discs of ebay, mintex ones, for £65 all in and next day the courier had back problems!
 

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Cheers lawe. E-bay it is then. Would there be much difference between them and genuine ford ones?
 

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Before I bought mine, I did read a few other forums and most said Mintex, so thats the route I took.
You can buy Ford ones at a discount from members areas on other forums but so far I am happy with what I have bought and for the price.Edited by: lawe
 

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Hi Swooper,
Yes it is, easier than the rear ones.If this is your first time, then spend a while watching youtube and searching the net for guides. All have the same principle.Tips for the Cmax? Get a 7" Hex socket as the key can be a pain to undo the caliper slide bolts.Also Copper grease, wire brush and plenty of tea!
 

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Thanks for your help, I have done other Fords (KA and Escort) in the past which needed a 7" hex socket, but didnt know if the C-Max was the same or not after reading about the rear pads. As an ex Ford employee I get discount on parts, do you think it is better to buy the OEM part or a third party type.
 

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If you have done Escorts etc then it should be like going back in time!As for pads, I did some reading on the net and Mintex were popular so that's what I fitted on mine. Good price on Ebay. Pagid is another make that has had good reviews (Car Mechanics magazine) available from Euro Car Parts.However, if you get a good discount from Ford then I would see what they will charge you and, if equal or better still less than the brands I quoted, go that route.
 

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Hi Steve, I bought the pads from local Ford dealer and fitted them on thursday. Did as you suggested and checked out youtube, found it really helpful, especially the tip to use a G-clamp to press the piston back in to the caliper before disassembling it. I got 50% discount on the pads making them £22.50 plus vat.
Thanks again.
Roy.
 
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