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    Mk4 GSI - Brake Pads

    I have done some searches on the above subject and have noted that some people are for EBC GreenStuff pads and some are against. I don't use the car an awful lot and certainly don't push it to it's limits very often so am happy to settle for the green stuff pads. My questions are as follows,

    1. Can you replace the pads yourself ?? Is it really as simple as wheel off, unclip the caliper, take the brake pad out and put the new one in ??

    2. Does anyone know a good reputable local garage near Chelmsford that specialises in VX's. Don't fancy paying £150 at VX to get pads fitted front and back........

    Cheers folks !!
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    They are a doddle to you yourself - spend £18 on a haynes manual, and save yourself a wad of cash.

    Failing that, and garage (VX specialist or not) should be able to do a routine job like swapping out pads and discs

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    I think my GSI pads need doing too and I was going to go for the green stuff pads so it'll be interesting to hear how you get on and what you think.

    Out of interest, how many miles have you done on the current pads? My brakes don't feel great, the car has done 27k but there's no message on the MFD.

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    Considering this is a double post and ur original thread was answered at 11.35 I cant see the point of this post???? unless u didnt see the other one.

    Just do it yourself it'll take no more than 45mins if ur a complete novice. Get a haynes manual for 10-20 quid (ebay is best) and youll save ur self a wad of cash. I change pads on saturday in torrential rain and it only took me 5mins tops. So come on..... its an absolute doddle!

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    Moved to the correct forum, and both threads combined into one

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    Also if you have a mk4 gsi, you can get Mk5 Vxr pads to fit, which are a bit better iirc.

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    i have greenstuff pads on my GSI and i think they r good. Once they had bedded in they are good and don't fad even after smoke has been seen coming from my brakes.
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