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Replacing Brakes on my 2005 A8L

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:09 PM
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Love my car and I want to do some of my own repairs. Who better but the owner. I am nota noviceto repairing German cars, I started at age 16 with a 1965 VW bug. I am 39 now and have owned a German automobile since 16. I have two issues to address.

I want some advice on the best price to quality product for the pads, I do city driving, living in Los Angeles, it is a lot of stop and go. I garage the car so I do not want to have to wash the car every other day because of brake dust. I have seen many choices on the web but have not made a choice as yet, love to hear from an Audi owner before I make the choice.

On the replacing of the pads, I will follow the process of removingthe calipers but am worried about using a "C" clamp to compress the cylindars. Should I worry or just proceed as normal. I read a post abount a 1999 brakereplacement processand need to know if the process is the same for a 2005. [8D]
 
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:01 AM
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i just did my brakes the other day on my A8 L and what made it easiest is using the computer...i did one side caliper by hand using the clamp and in 1/4 the time using the computer i completed the other side and was able to adjust everything correctly...i would def recommend to get or just use a computer since it allows u to open and close the caliper with ease and electronically!!
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:09 AM
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help, I can't respond.
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:12 AM
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I need more info on the cost of the computer products I need.

What pads did you buy and are the acceptable to you.
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:54 PM
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You can't do it without a VAG COM www.ross-tech.com downloaded into your lap top. The dealer is the only other place that can change them. The rear brake caliper is controlled by the electronic parking brake which must be dis-engaged electronically or you can break the parking brake mechanism. I would have the dealer do it.
 
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:51 PM
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So am I regulated to pay what the dealer wants to charge because there is no alternative?
 
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Originally Posted by cvillegasA8L View Post
So am I regulated to pay what the dealer wants to charge because there is no alternative?

Thats the idea....sucks doesn't it.
 
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