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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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Re: Mintex
« Reply #15 on: 08 October 2017, 20:34:17 »

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

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Both , if you drive like TB does. Rumour has it, its a style that would scare the shite out of Lewis Hamilton.  ;) ;D
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« Reply #16 on: 09 October 2017, 17:44:40 »

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

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General ineffectiveness and huge amounts of fade under even minor abuse.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #17 on: 09 October 2017, 17:45:18 »

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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I'm guessing you get good mpg ;D
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« Reply #18 on: 09 October 2017, 17:47:19 »

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

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Both , if you drive like TB does. Rumour has it, its a style that would scare the shite out of Lewis Hamilton.  ;) ;D
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« Reply #19 on: 09 October 2017, 19:02:34 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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« Reply #20 on: 09 October 2017, 20:51:30 »

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

Ron.

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #21 on: 10 October 2017, 01:30:47 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #22 on: 10 October 2017, 05:45:45 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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« Reply #23 on: 10 October 2017, 09:45:56 »

Can you have "good mpg" and "Omega" in the same sentence? Classic oxymoron!
Unless you are clever, like Nige, and have LPG conversion?  :y

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All v6 petrols need lpg ;)

I suspect your mpg is far better than most with same car if you get 30k from pads
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« Reply #24 on: 10 October 2017, 10:05:43 »

I try not to brake too much, for fear of wearing them out! Anyone got a new front bumper?  :(

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« Reply #25 on: 10 October 2017, 20:14:14 »

To be fair Mintex are priced in the midrange category. I've had them on the rear with no problem at all. There are some really cheap pads out there. Drive master is the one to definitely avoid.

As for my installation yes I used the proper ceratec on the pads and silicone pasted my slides. 👍

My braking needs are never going to be like yours TB. But in return for being gentle on my brakes I would expect them to be quiet. I must remember to ring and get some brembos. Assuming brembo do omega pads?

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Re: Mintex
« Reply #26 on: 11 October 2017, 14:33:13 »

As with most manufacturers, they will make high end pads and cheap motor factor pads.

The Mintex pads I use on the kit car are excellent, and without a brake servo you really do notice what they are doing. Then again, they are about £60 an axle set, IIRC.

If you pay standard factor prices of £15 or so you will be getting a pad that meets the legal requirements and will be perfectly adequate for 99% of motorists, but don't be surprised if they aren't the ultimate in performance or refinement. ;)
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« Reply #27 on: 11 October 2017, 14:39:58 »

Thanks Kevin.
So, in another 30k miles when these Mintex pads are beginning to wear down, what should I replece them with?

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« Reply #28 on: 11 October 2017, 16:03:35 »

Drogue chute i reckon Ron lad. ;)
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« Reply #29 on: 11 October 2017, 16:07:31 »

Thanks Kevin.
So, in another 30k miles when these Mintex pads are beginning to wear down, what should I replece them with?

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More of the same and turn the radio up a tad. :y
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« Reply #30 on: 11 October 2017, 17:46:45 »

Nah, me wireless don't work!  :(

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« Reply #31 on: 11 October 2017, 17:58:37 »

To be fair Mintex are priced in the midrange category.
Because of the name ;). Their aftermarket spec pads are definitely not god enough to be classed as midrange. They are budget.

Brembo also do (expensive) cheapo pads, which are also shite. And not to be confused with the decent stuff sold through specialist outlets.

On an Omega, you have a simple option for cheap - TC pads. Nothing in the sub £50 bracket comes close. Only downside is a dead feeling for the first 100 yards when they haven't been used for a few days. Around £15+VAT on TC, or free with the (also very good) TC disc sets.

Why oh why people piss around with other cheap pads on an Omega is a complete mystery to me.
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« Reply #32 on: 11 October 2017, 17:59:38 »

As with most manufacturers, they will make high end pads and cheap motor factor pads.
Exactly the point, and most factors won't list the expensive options...
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« Reply #33 on: 11 October 2017, 18:07:27 »


Why oh why people piss around with other cheap pads on an Omega is a complete mystery to me.

Mystery solved, TB - I knew nothing of this and just let Kwik-Shit honour their warranty.
Can you see where I went wrong, there?

Also. I don't have TC and no longer have the ability to mend much other than the simplest things myself - anno domini, you understand!

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« Reply #34 on: 11 October 2017, 18:24:22 »

News to me also. I didn't know factors brand x was any different to somewhere else's brand x.

So say I wanted "decent" mintex where does one purchase???
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« Reply #35 on: 11 October 2017, 20:04:01 »

Nah, me wireless don't work!  :(

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« Reply #36 on: 11 October 2017, 21:01:36 »

Nope, it's stuck fast - the radio, I mean!
Short of taking a chain saw to the dash, I can't get the son of a bachelor out - the radio I mean!
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« Reply #37 on: 12 October 2017, 19:13:24 »

Nope, it's stuck fast - the radio, I mean!
Short of taking a chain saw to the dash, I can't get the son of a bachelor out - the radio I mean!
Thanks for your interest though.  :y
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« Reply #38 on: 12 October 2017, 21:38:56 »

You would be as welcome as flowers in Spring, TB - but I bet you wouldn't be able to get my radio out!
If by some mirale you xould, it still wouldn't work as I don't know the code for the radio. :(

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« Reply #39 on: 12 October 2017, 21:55:23 »

If its a standard CD radio, used ones are cheap as chips - I wouldn't pay more than £20 for one - so just pull it out, even if you wreck it in the process.  ;)
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« Reply #40 on: 12 October 2017, 22:04:51 »

It's a CCR2006, Albs - and it just won't come out without wrecking the facia.
I can get it out a couple of inches, then it will go back just enough to clear the (auto) gear lever.

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« Reply #41 on: 12 October 2017, 22:23:54 »

If it will pull out a couple of inches, I would have thought it would come the whole way out with a good yank.  :-\
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #42 on: 13 October 2017, 00:23:53 »

To be fair Mintex are priced in the midrange category.
Because of the name ;). Their aftermarket spec pads are definitely not god enough to be classed as midrange. They are budget.

Brembo also do (expensive) cheapo pads, which are also shite. And not to be confused with the decent stuff sold through specialist outlets.

On an Omega, you have a simple option for cheap - TC pads. Nothing in the sub £50 bracket comes close. Only downside is a dead feeling for the first 100 yards when they haven't been used for a few days. Around £15+VAT on TC, or free with the (also very good) TC disc sets.

Why oh why people piss around with other cheap pads on an Omega is a complete mystery to me.


Not wanting to be argumentative on the subject of Mintex pads, but my thoughts about Mintex has to be formed on the basis of my own experiences - I have fitted Mintex for many years in different cars ranging from Honda, Audi, VW, Kia, Vauxhall, Renault, Peugeot, Ford (can't remember all the other vehicles I've fitted them to), and I've never had any complaints, either about pedal feel or noise. Fitment has always been good too (no filing to fit). Their pads that I have fitted to my own cars have also been very good.
So I personally don't quite get the statements that Mintex are shite - just as similar comments that Bosal exhausts are cheap and nasty, which I also have to disagree with.


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« Reply #43 on: 13 October 2017, 01:01:39 »

I think it's the CAGE that is coming out, Albs.

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« Reply #44 on: 13 October 2017, 07:25:22 »

You then need to use either the little tools made for the job, or jam thin screwdrivers or similar into the 4 holes in the front to allow the unit to separate from the cage.  :y
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« Reply #45 on: 13 October 2017, 11:21:50 »

Done all that, Albs. Proper tools and skinny screwdrivers - still stuck fast!  :(

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« Reply #46 on: 13 October 2017, 17:52:24 »

Crowbar then.  :D
Sounds like the cage isn't secured so the whole lot is coming out until you start pulling on the wiring. Don't know how you would disconnect the wiring plugs from the back in that scenario.  :-\
Might be accessible if you remove the clocks. Cant picture it without being in the car.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #47 on: 13 October 2017, 18:09:54 »

To be fair Mintex are priced in the midrange category.
Because of the name ;). Their aftermarket spec pads are definitely not god enough to be classed as midrange. They are budget.

Brembo also do (expensive) cheapo pads, which are also shite. And not to be confused with the decent stuff sold through specialist outlets.

On an Omega, you have a simple option for cheap - TC pads. Nothing in the sub £50 bracket comes close. Only downside is a dead feeling for the first 100 yards when they haven't been used for a few days. Around £15+VAT on TC, or free with the (also very good) TC disc sets.

Why oh why people piss around with other cheap pads on an Omega is a complete mystery to me.


Not wanting to be argumentative on the subject of Mintex pads, but my thoughts about Mintex has to be formed on the basis of my own experiences - I have fitted Mintex for many years in different cars ranging from Honda, Audi, VW, Kia, Vauxhall, Renault, Peugeot, Ford (can't remember all the other vehicles I've fitted them to), and I've never had any complaints, either about pedal feel or noise. Fitment has always been good too (no filing to fit). Their pads that I have fitted to my own cars have also been very good.
So I personally don't quite get the statements that Mintex are shite - just as similar comments that Bosal exhausts are cheap and nasty, which I also have to disagree with.

I too have never had a bad word to say about them. Other than these omega fronts that are noisy.

Still curious to hear about factors vs specialist outlet pads as I never knew there was any difference.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #48 on: 13 October 2017, 19:54:17 »

I'm with you on that one Webby,I never knew there was a difference either.Don't know what pads are in the Omega as they were in when I bought it six years ago,can't even tell you what's in the V70 and I've only recently replaced those.
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #49 on: 14 October 2017, 02:30:18 »

Crowbar then.  :D
Sounds like the cage isn't secured so the whole lot is coming out until you start pulling on the wiring. Don't know how you would disconnect the wiring plugs from the back in that scenario.  :-\
Might be accessible if you remove the clocksdashboard. Cant picture it without being in the car.
Not pulling hard enough when it stops...
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Re: Mintex
« Reply #50 on: 14 October 2017, 10:43:20 »

To be fair Mintex are priced in the midrange category.
Because of the name ;). Their aftermarket spec pads are definitely not god enough to be classed as midrange. They are budget.

Brembo also do (expensive) cheapo pads, which are also shite. And not to be confused with the decent stuff sold through specialist outlets.

On an Omega, you have a simple option for cheap - TC pads. Nothing in the sub £50 bracket comes close. Only downside is a dead feeling for the first 100 yards when they haven't been used for a few days. Around £15+VAT on TC, or free with the (also very good) TC disc sets.

Why oh why people piss around with other cheap pads on an Omega is a complete mystery to me.
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Must agree with our leader on this, GM pads and discs, are cheap enough and proven to work well for daily use, if you need better brakes then contact Serek for a BIG BRAKE upgrade.
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« Reply #51 on: 20 October 2017, 20:28:46 »

Just a quick update.

Got a new set of pads sent out under warranty. Rechecked previous fitting. All fine as expected. The new set were "Girling". We've used them a few times but not often.

However pleased to report all quiet again 👍👍👍

Definitely going to avoid Mintex from now on.
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