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Offline Drumop

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2014 diesel 6 estate brakes.
« on: March 21, 2019, 06:52:54 pm »
Hi.
I've had this car for four years now and I really like it. The car has done 45000 miles and so far I've had to replace all pads and discs and rear calipers. It failed its MOT today for brake imbalance front and rear (30%) and I also got an advisory for front pads (80% wear) and all discs quite badly pitted. Now the  discs were only replaced two years ago and now I'm having to replace them all again!! All parts fitted are Mazda parts. Anyone else had this problem?? The guy at MOT station says Mazdas are terrible for brake wear.......

Offline apav

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Re: 2014 diesel 6 estate brakes.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 03:29:16 pm »
I had the same on the second generation car but done in a generic garage.

While the front brakes work nicely, the rear ones do not get enough use and seize. As a result, they wear without being used on heavy braking.

So I do not think the MOT guy is right as such but the rear brakes need regular maintenance to make sure that they are free.

The way to check that everything is right, is to touch the wheels after every stop. They should never boil hot even in the city and when you driving away from the city, they should be cold.

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Re: 2014 diesel 6 estate brakes.
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 11:08:48 am »
Cheers mate..