New front discs and pads all round at 18k

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2018/04/28 15:39:03 (permalink)

New front discs and pads all round at 18k

I was more than a tad surprised to be told on the the cars first service at 15k and two years that in next 3 k would need new pads all round. Never owned a car that goes through brakes like this.
 
Apparent my driving style ( not aggressive enough) with the Pdk Box means too much braking. In asking around it appears new pads at this time is considered normal...indeed some only get 12k out of them.
 
When the car went it for its work, ended with new discs at the front as well.
 
I've now decided to use the car more in manual mode and drive the pdk box and use the limited engine braking to try to reduce braking and see if I can get the brakes to last more next time around.
 
All up £1k for this work.
 
 
 
 

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    dpoynton
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/04/28 16:23:06 (permalink)
    Well, I've got >23,000 miles on the clock, 3.5 years old, no mention made yet of discs/pads needing replacement.
     
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/04/28 22:18:08 (permalink)
     
     
    Macan S petrol had it's 3 year MOT (!) at 30k miles in March and the centre said needed new pads and front discs and pads. Having booked in, then the warning light appeared after another 200 miles, so good service from them. Manual mode definitely makes a difference. All sorted, also £1k and now nice and clean too :)
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/04/29 17:47:09 (permalink)
    How many sets of tyres have you been through?

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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/04/30 12:10:34 (permalink)
    I'm on my first set. They are all weather. They are showing 5mm around on depth at the 18k mark. I reckon will make 30K before changing.
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/04/30 16:08:08 (permalink)
    If you turn off the stop/start on the PDK Macan does it turn off the coast function too? I hate the coast function (and the stop/start!) on my PDK 981 because driving in auto mode it continually overruns down hills, requiring much more use of the brakes. Maybe that is contributing to heavier than expected pad wear? I much prefer the engine braking you get when the stop/start is turned off - much more like a manual.

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    aholymanjones55
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/04/30 20:11:03 (permalink)
    I was not aware switching off the auto start did this. I hate the auto start so always try remember to switch it off at start up. I’ll research this feature more. Thanks. Most helpful.
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/05/10 17:22:38 (permalink)
    it is also worth remembering that in coasting mode, ie, revs around 800, that if you pull either paddle switch, the currently prepared gear will engage. I do find the coasting mode usefu, but this is an easy way to get a small amount of engine braking.
     
    also, if you only apply light pressure to the brake pedal whilst stationary, the auto start/ stop will not stop the engine.
     
    hope that is of interest.
     
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/05/11 18:33:49 (permalink)
    Thanks,  Again helpful comments.
     
    I found this US YouTube video on Auto Stop Start and having the ability to switch off via the steering wheel. Thought this was clever thing so now implemented. Appreciate in Sport Mode it’s automatically off. But don’t run around in Sport mode all the time!
     
    Downside, Fuel Ecoomy compromised but it’s a hell alot of fuel lost, to cover for brakes not wearing as one would expect.
     
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=UUdSlBNDX97hIeOxWVacg9FQ&t=1s&v=irKtSr3u0z8
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    Re: New front discs and pads all round at 18k 2018/05/11 18:35:00 (permalink)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmh7Jr-v908
     
    Sorry wrong link on above post.
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