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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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Re: Mintex
« 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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