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« on: 04 October 2017, 19:21:54 »

Just put a set of Mintex front discs and pads on the Omega.

They're noisy! I've bedded them in over 200 miles and I'm gentle on my brakes anyway. Anyone else gritted these? I'm going to get them to do me a set of Brembos under warranty!!!
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #1 on: 04 October 2017, 19:22:41 »

*edit. Fitted, not "gritted"  ::)
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #2 on: 04 October 2017, 19:41:17 »

I had a set early in my Omega ownership.  I didn't regret my purchase for too long, as I prompted warped them...   ...and the replacement set when they went back :D
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2017, 20:09:58 »

lol yeah but this is you TB  ;D

They shouldn't be squeaking with my tunnie-esque driving!
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #4 on: 05 October 2017, 19:10:43 »

lol yeah but this is you TB  ;D

They shouldn't be squeaking with my tunnie-esque driving!
Do they squeak under heavy braking?
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #5 on: 06 October 2017, 07:22:41 »

No mate. The squeak happens as I'm gently (ish) slowing down coming up to a junction. Heavy braking no noise.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #6 on: 06 October 2017, 08:45:40 »

Angle grinder and make a shallow vertical cut in the middle of the pad.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #7 on: 06 October 2017, 10:48:24 »

No mate. The squeak happens as I'm gently (ish) slowing down coming up to a junction. Heavy braking no noise.
This is exactly what happens with the nearside rear on my astra. I just lift off a bit and re-apply and it stops. Iíll get it looked at at service/mot time.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #8 on: 06 October 2017, 18:45:05 »

Angle grinder and make a shallow vertical cut in the middle of the pad.

We do this when folk ask for a brake service. Nice chamfer on the sides of pad material. Clean up pad ears. Clean up slides. Grease up. JD.

However as these are brand new pads I don't want to void the warranty and therefore will simply get them to send me a better set under said warranty. 👍
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #9 on: 08 October 2017, 18:42:12 »

They are, of course, really shitty pads. You can't expect miracles.

That aside, did you clean up calipers before fitting, and use proper coppaslip (not the cheap shit that washes away), and do you have play in the sliders?
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #10 on: 08 October 2017, 18:51:15 »

Oh dear, Kwik-Shit fitted Mintex to my Omega - I saw the coutier bring the pads in and he was labelled "Mintex". Should I be worried?  :(

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #11 on: 08 October 2017, 19:00:34 »

Oh dear, Kwik-Shit fitted Mintex to my Omega - I saw the coutier bring the pads in and he was labelled "Mintex". Should I be worried?  :(

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Of course they fitted the cheapest they could get.  I'd imagine they cost £10-£15.  If the say they will replace them for life, they have to be cheap, just in case they actually can't wiggle out of that promise.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #12 on: 08 October 2017, 19:01:06 »

But, no, given your suggested driving style, I think you'll be fine :y
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #13 on: 08 October 2017, 19:05:41 »

Thanks TB. What could the problem be with a more vigorous driving style - brake fade? Or short life, maybe?

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #14 on: 08 October 2017, 19:07:54 »

The pads that Kwik-Shit replaced were ones that they fitted 30k miles ago, at Boscombe branch. No idea what make they were, but they seem to have lasted well.

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