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Help with brake pads. correct ones to buy and size discs?

Searched everywhere on the forum but cannot find any specific post

The brake pad light has came on for the front on family 320d 08 Business Ed

Apparently i need the disc size to be able to buy the right pads? does anybody know how i can find out disc size with out taking wheel off and measuring the disc?

Also will i need a new brake pad sensor or is my old one usable when i put the pad on?
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320D will be 300mm front discs

get these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Front-Fero...item565d2b72a9

they wont come with sensors(do have the cut out for them though), but sensors are either cheap from ebay, or just remove them by soldering the 2 wires together.
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320D will be 300mm front discs

get these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Front-Fero...item565d2b72a9

they wont come with sensors(do have the cut out for them though), but sensors are either cheap from ebay, or just remove them by soldering the 2 wires together.
Thanks Icekube,

I was thinking maybe Pagid or Textar whatever they are called. might have to go ECP as i need them for this weekend

Do you have much knowledge on the sensor? can they be re used etc?
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Use realoem or similar to find the size of the disc or even call the dealer parts to confirm.

As for sensor as its made contact best to replace it but they aren't expensive and you only need one for the front.
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Use realoem or similar to find the size of the disc or even call the dealer parts to confirm.

As for sensor as its made contact best to replace it but they aren't expensive and you only need one for the front.
ive used realoem and it comes up with 312x24 for front on the N47...which is different to what icekube said...but ebay sellers say 320d 08 300mm discs aswell so its all confusing!

Best thing maybe is to just measure the disc i guess with wheel off.
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Those Ferodo Premier are better than the oem spec pads from Textar or Pagid.

unfortunately once the sensor has been triggered they have to be replaced, you can re use them if you change the pads before they wear out, but once its down to the wear sensor, the sensor gets "used" and you need to replace. (or just bypass them by soldering the wires together, although this means you need to look at the pads to judge wear)
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Those Ferodo Premier are better than the oem spec pads from Textar or Pagid.

unfortunately once the sensor has been triggered they have to be replaced, you can re use them if you change the pads before they wear out, but once its down to the wear sensor, the sensor gets "used" and you need to replace. (or just bypass them by soldering the wires together, although this means you need to look at the pads to judge wear)
just the info i needed

p.s. its only a 320d so wont need the best of the best pads
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it looks like rear brake discs on 320d 08 are 300mm and front are 312mm?

Does this sound about right?
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just the info i needed

p.s. its only a 320d so wont need the best of the best pads
I see, so your 320d isn't capable of 140mph +, and doesn't weigh over 1600kg.

I'm not saying Ferodo, Pagid etc don't make a suitable pad, but yes you really do need a quality performance item.
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ive used realoem and it comes up with 312x24 for front on the N47...which is different to what icekube said...but ebay sellers say 320d 08 300mm discs aswell so its all confusing!

Best thing maybe is to just measure the disc i guess with wheel off.
Measure them mate. I ordered some off eBay awhile back and they didnt fit even though seller said they would. Luckily the disks had more life in than I thought and just changed pads.
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it looks like rear brake discs on 320d 08 are 300mm and front are 312mm?

Does this sound about right?
From doing a little research standard yes they seem to be the sizes front/rear.
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I see, so your 320d isn't capable of 140mph +, and doesn't weigh over 1600kg.

I'm not saying Ferodo, Pagid etc don't make a suitable pad, but yes you really do need a quality performance item.
Im capable of crapping my pants...doesnt mean I do it.

Unless someone is driving it like they stole it alot then theres no need for a performance pad. Everyday normal driving then the brands he mentioned are fine.
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