Pajero NM Brakes

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I have an NM Pajero, my first 4WD. I recently had to get front and rear brake pads changed at 30,000 kms which seems a little early as I always got a lot more km's in a normal car. Any feedback on whether this is normal or not?
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Reply By: Lyds - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 00:25

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 00:25
Hi Philem,

I had mine done about the same time. They were OK, but as I was about o head off to the High Country for a week or so, my Servicer suggested I change them.

I put mine down to taking off too fast and slowing down too quick!


- To err is human, to moo bovine -
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Reply By: Froilan - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 08:51

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 08:51

Just did my 30K service and the pink slip 2 weeks before that and the report for RTA came back 65% front and 70% back (available brake pad).

Maybe Lyds is right. Pajero's don't go too well as sports cars!!

Is your Pajero regularly heavily loaded or towing something heavy perhaps? 30K replacements for brakepads is a pain in the wallet.


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Reply By: jason - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 09:46

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 09:46
4wd drives are heavyer so naturally brake pad wear can be a problem.
make sure you use good quality pads.Bendex 4wd are very good.a better quality brake pad will last longer than a cheapy.also driving habits make a big difference to brake pad wear rates as does heavy city driving.when slowing down give yourself more time to slow down.the harder you stomp the brake pedal the more heat you generate in the pads and therefore they wear faster.
hope this helps
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Reply By: IAMGQ - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 13:29

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 13:29
Did you change the pad yourself or by other mechanic ?
Did they show you the old pad how much left ?
Did you tell them you will be away for trip or other thing which may lead to the requirement of good condition of the pad?

I know some mechanic may ask you to change the pad when it's about 5 to 6mm left but some of them may ask you to change when almost nothing left. These couple mil difference may be the reason of changing pad earlier

Just my thought ..........

Anyway, change pad earlier is better than too late.............
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 19:16

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 19:16
must be something wrong be it mechanic changing pads with still 5-6 mm left on them.or you drive like a taxi driver flat out then stop.ive never seen a set of brake pads worn out in 30000ks in a new car or 4wd in all my years of doing brakes unless they have raced at bathurst.when i do brakes i always keep old pads to show customer.did you see your old ones.i did a 35000k service on a pajero last week still had about 70-80% pads left.i did a patrol a while ago mind you old fella with complete history of eveything including every time he puts fuel in.originall pads 150000ks.looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Reply By: colin - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 12:04

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 12:04
you will also find a difference on wear between manual and auto diesal and petrol,driving styles using gears to slow down, lots of city driving, i know of semis that have got over a million ks on the steer axle brakes as they do all highway driving. Col
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 07:25

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 07:25
I don't want to brag, but my Jackaroo just came back from it's 60000km service. The workshop notes state 50% life left in both front and rear pads.

I'm planning on changing them myself later this year anyway, before heading off to Northern NSW and Qld in January.
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