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McTyke

LS460 front discs and pads replacement

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Hi all

First post here - new to Lexus - all good so far.

Need to replace discs and pads - recommended by my local independent to cure vibration. I've done this quite a few times over years on various cars but anything I need to watch out for/tips?

All help gratefully received

Jeff

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Euro Car Parts. Pagid are very good in my opinion. Used them with no problems. They appear to be used by the trade extensively. Buy on-line at the weekend for the 32% discount. Buy at the counter and pay full price.

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If you have done the job before you should have no problem on this one, conventional 4 pot caliper with the usual selection of anti rattle springs/plates (usually stainless steel) and pad retaining pins so no seized up slide pins to contend with.

Two caliper mounting bolts usually to remove caliper, usual countersunk disc fitting screws.

Make sure the hub mounting face is totally clean before fitting new discs and loosen off the caliper bleed valve when pushing the pistons back.

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Thanks folks. Will be fitting over Xmas so let you know.

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I dumped the OEM pads and put EBC yellowstuff pads in all around on my LS460, much much better stopping power, slightly more dusty but a worthwhile upgrade. Make sure the hub is spotless.. sandpaper/wire brush then copper grease before putting the disc back on as the LS460 seems to be sensitive with vibration

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All went pretty easy. Only thing noticed rubber seal round one of pistons was split. The piston went back in OK but I am guessing the piston is corroded and so not getting equal force on the disc as I am starting to feel vibration again. This may have been cause of vibration all along as old discs did not look too old. Easy enough to remove caliper and get it rebuilt but have read that bleeding this system is specialist job. Any thoughts?

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Up-date: Piston still sticking and causing vibration so ordered refurbished caliper from company in USA at very reasonable price. Now just hope as its only front to bleed my local garage can do it and clear any error codes with their diagnostic equipment.

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