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    Fast Rear Brake Pad Wear

    Morning all


    I replaced my rear discs and pads 6 months ago and has done 17k miles since. They are Pagid pads and discs, but the pads are about 90% worn. Is this normal? I've had pads last way longer than this on rears?? The fronts were done nearly 2 years ago (roughly 36k miles), and by comparison they have about 75% wear on the pads (Mintex discs and pads), I would have thought the fronts would wear quicker?


    Is there something wrong with my brakes, or are Pagid poo? The discs are in excellent condition, but the pads are almost shot. Going to need to replace them with something else i think.
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    There is an error code for rear brake pads.

    VAG Error Code: 02596

    Fault Location:
    Rear Brake Pads Worn - Lower Limit Exceeded/Implausible Signal

    Possible Cause:
    Parking Brake Warning Light active/flashing.

    Rear Brake Pads worn.
    Brake Pad Thickness not adapted after Brake Pad Replacement.

    Possible Solutions:
    Replace Rear Brake Pads.
    Adapt Brake Pad Thickness.

    Special Notes:
    When found in Audi A8/S8 (4E):: Parking Brake, adapt Brake Pad Thickness.


    As taken from my new EOBD II Fault Codes Software
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    Pagid are excellent, we don’t fit anything else. That sort of pad wear is very wrong, how did you wind back and reset the calipers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Pagid are excellent, we don’t fit anything else. That sort of pad wear is very wrong, how did you wind back and reset the calipers?
    Hi Crasher

    I used Carista OBD to wind back the calipers, then had to rewind the pistons manually the rest of the way by hand. The pad carrier bracket was cleaned and the pads do not bind, and the caliper sliders were free-moving and not seized. New pads in, and used Carista OBD to reset the calipers.

    They've been absolutely fine otherwise, no hot wheels to indicate any binding of the brakes. It was a Tyrespot tech that pointed them out to me when i was getting my tyres replaced last week, while the wheels were off he showed me, couldn't believe it himself when i told him they were done 6 months ago. If he hadn't have sad anything, i'd have been non-the-wiser. The discs are absolutely fine, no scoring or uneven wear, they look perfect.
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    You rotated the pistons back in using a traditional wind back tool?
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    After the caliper open procedure was carried out via OBD, I used one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161032924705 to get the piston the rest of the way
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    Go on then don't leave us like this!
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    Pads replaced, caliper pistons and pad carrier sliders were fine, no binding. Lets see how long i get out of this set
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    Missed your last reply, did you wind back the piston in a rotating manner or simply push it?
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