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Hello all,<p>So I bought my car with 55K on it, and now it has 90k. I never got the pads replaced, however up until now, the brakes have been feeling mushy with a slight vibration when braking. I took some pictures to see if I could make out how much brake pad I have left, but it looks like there is a lot left! What do you think???<p> <IMG SRC="http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww25/bhuh_2009/021.jpg?t=1247961549" BORDER="0">
 

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looks like 50% or even alittle more
 

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At least 75% or about 9mm. Pads look fine. Mushy pedal? I would first have the brakes bled. I've found this usually fixes the mushy feeling. <p>If pedal slowly drops to the floor while you are at a stoplight, then look for a master cylinder going bad.<p>BTW, those aren't brembos <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Long way to go!<p>If you've never flushed brake fluid have that done. Measure rotors too to see if they've been changed.
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (myVolvoS60T5)

35K miles?<br>The brakes were probably replaced 10K miles before you got it so they would be due NOW.<br>Why ask us, ever hear of taking it to the SHOP and having them looked at? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Christ, some of you are really pieces of work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">35K miles?<br>The brakes were probably replaced 10K miles before you got it so they would be due NOW.<br>Why ask us, ever hear of taking it to the SHOP and having them looked at? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Christ, some of you are really pieces of work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Whoa...lots of issues are discussed on here like this one before/without the member going to a SHOP, with means to first get advice or info. <p>Granted he posted in the wrong forum, but chill out JRL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> lol.
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (JRL)

I agree. I went and got my O2 sensor replaced. The report mentioned that I should replace the front and rear brake pads. I have all 4. I got the front pads for free, and payed $40 for the rear. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">35K miles?<br>The brakes were probably replaced 10K miles before you got it so they would be due NOW.<br>Why ask us, ever hear of taking it to the SHOP and having them looked at? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Christ, some of you are really pieces of work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Eh excessive are we?
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (myVolvoS60T5)

So I did some looking around, and I looked at the rear pads. This one is of the driver's side rear. I can't tell if what I'm looking at is the pad, or the backing of it??<p> <IMG SRC="http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww25/bhuh_2009/DSCF0024-1.jpg?t=1248741805" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (myVolvoS60T5)

If I were you, I'd just run by any shop tomorrow that does brakes and have them check the pads out for you. More then likely they will do it for <B>free</B> and they'll probably let you watch and explain things to you. This will be much easier then trying to upload pics and get our thoughts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (mad matt)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mad matt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...This will be much easier then trying to upload pics and get our thoughts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But, then, that would make this forum pretty much useless, wouldn't it? It IS a place for everyone to share experiences and to ask for advise, isn't it? <p>Admittedly, there are those folks on this forum who seem to have forgotten that (not saying you are one of them) and proceed to flame and ridicule folks who do ask for advise. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">35K miles?<br>The brakes were probably replaced 10K miles before you got it so they would be due NOW.<br>Why ask us, ever hear of taking it to the SHOP and having them looked at? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Christ, some of you are really pieces of work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think that is pretty funny <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (wdodge52)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wdodge52</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>But, then, that would make this forum pretty much useless, wouldn't it? It IS a place for everyone to share experiences and to ask for advise, isn't it? <p>Admittedly, there are those folks on this forum who seem to have forgotten that (not saying you are one of them) and proceed to flame and ridicule folks who do ask for advi<U><B>C</B></U>e. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE> <p>I changed it for you, before he yells at you for bad spelling!!!
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (miha11)

I'm a piece of work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (myVolvoS60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myVolvoS60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So I did some looking around, and I looked at the rear pads. This one is of the driver's side rear. I can't tell if what I'm looking at is the pad, or the backing of it??<p> <IMG SRC="http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww25/bhuh_2009/DSCF0024-1.jpg?t=1248741805" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Could someone photoshop a ruler in there so he knows how much pad is left. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, those are getting low. I would plan on replacing them very soon.<br>No telling what the inboard pad looks like.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Oceans60R at 9:55 AM 7-28-2009</i>
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (wdodge52)

While I would agree with you 99% of the time, it just loked like a PITA to get a picture of his pads and post them. I'm just saing what I would do. Thanks for not including me in that group. I really try to be nice to everybody on here and stay positive in my replys and when I give advi<B>C</B>e. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (mad matt)

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Re: How much brake pad do I have left? (wdodge52)

I need a borescope with video and picture capture just to play with JRL. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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