I am looking for some advice on replacing the front brake pads on my 2013 IS 300h. I am in the Liverpool area so I was looking for some-one who sells ceramic brake pads, but the only items that I could find in the UK are EBC items and these are coming with poor reports by users.
It seems that we in the UK are way behind the States, where there appear to be a number of different manufacturers. I don't understand the reluctance of British manufacturers to produce good quality ceramic brake pads, and I find it really annoying that I have to shop online to find a set of ceramic brake pads to fit the car.
I would like to ask whether anyone can recommend somewhere online, whether UK or in the States, who will supply a set of front, ceramic brake pads that will work well on the car.
I have read that items like Akebono or Centric are well suited to the IS 300h, have good wear properties, quiet operation, and are "dust free" [ if any brake pads can be described as dust free]. The only problem is, is that neither of these makes are available in the UK.
I see that Mintex don't make ceramic pads, and EBC are rather too often criticized to make them an option.
So I would be grateful if some-one has actual experience of using ceramic brake pads, what make they used, where they bought them, and finally, a part number if possible.
Many thanks in advance,
Hi, this is my first post. I've recently bought a 2006 is 220d and I need to replace the rear n/s caliper and carrier. The caliper that is currently fitted has the number: 43 L 10, on it, I've found a replacement for the same model of car which has the number: 45 L 10 on it. Does anyone know if this will be a compatible replacement?
I've attached an image of the new part.
I have a problem with my 2013 GS 250 Sport. I have warped three sets of front discs in the last 7 Months, and 5,000 , and 5,000 miles. When I have a new set fitted they are fine and brake smoothly. However, when turning right at speeds above 50mph there is a grinding/rubbing sound, and some vibration in the steering. It is as though the tyres are rubbing on the body work, although this is not the case.
Over a period of 4 to 6 weeks this brakes become juddery when breaking, eventually quite violently.
The garage who have replaced my discs and pads (Halfords) have done so three times and now given up, without actually finding what the fault is that causes the discs to warp.
Do you have any suggestions?
Morning Team LOC.
Plenty of threads on this but I just came across something that excited me a little and thought it may help our small community. I replaced my brakes all round some time ago and recall the trauma of finding original Brambo front discs (or discs at all for that matter) for the ISF. Well I just ordered another two sets of discs for my race car for the upcoming season and randomly thought i would take a punt and see if they made discs for the ISF. Result result they do! I can recommend these chaps and endorse the quality of their discs having proven them in racing for at least 3 seasons. For info my race discs exceed 800 deg C, never had a warp, crack or any concern with them so for the relatively sedate road puposes you cant go wrong.
Anyway link and screen shot. When the time comes I know where I'll be heading.
I'm taking my RX into Japex (http://www.japex.co.uk/ ) next week to get a few small jobs done, including getting the rear calliper pins re-greased.
Would anyone suggest anything else while it's there; MAF clean, check air filter etc?
( I get it serviced with Lexus to maintain my Warranty )