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Re: Mintex
« Reply #30 on: 11 October 2017, 17:46:45 »

Nah, me wireless don't work!  :(

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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« Reply #35 on: 11 October 2017, 20:04:01 »

Nah, me wireless don't work!  :(

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Did you ever manage to get it out Ron. The radio i mean. :D
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Re: Mintex
« 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!
Thanks for your interest though.  :y
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Re: Mintex
« 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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I'm gonna have to get to one of these Essex meets some time, seems like there are a few niggles that need sorting...
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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« Reply #43 on: 13 October 2017, 01:01:39 »

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

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Re: Mintex
« 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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