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Its time to change the pads on the ST. Rang the local dealer to check prices and stock

Ford OEM front - £77.74 ex vat

Ford OEM rear - £37.70 ex vat

Motorcraft - £51.85 ex vat

The parts guy was very helpful but couldn't honetstly give an answer why the Motorcraft parts were cheaper. He did say if the ST came in for a service the dealer would fit Motorcraft mainly to keep the cost down for the owner.

He advised that due to both covering the Ford warranty to go for the Motorcraft option, although he couldn't comment on performance.

I also rang Andrew Page a local north east parts supplier.

Delphi Lockheed front - £52.12 ex vat

Bosch rear - £17.24 ex vat

The guy at Andrew Page also said that these parts are classed as OEM by Ford and would keep the car in warranty. He also said the parts offered the same performance as the Ford parts?

Are these Delphi Lockheed pads any good, I've never heard of them?

Does anybody know what type of pads camskill are selling in their disk & pad offer?

Should I be considering anything else, I've found the standard brakes to be very good?
 

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Alright, just stick with the standard pads and discs. The ford parts are cheap enough and tbo are pretty good compared to some oem brakes I have had on previous cars. I will be able to get them a bit cheaper for you if your able to collect. drop me a pm for a price.
 

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i've had some Motorcraft ones fitted to the front and looking at the pads they seem quite thin 9not sure how the other Ford ones look) - they wweren't very flat/ smooth either (little chunks missing) but are very quiet
 

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Thanks for the replies. I'm going to get the Motorcraft ones (cheers chrisd
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as I can't find enough info about the 3rd party ones.

Interestingly Camskill got back to me about their deal on ST disks and pads, I asked if they are Ford approved parts

QUOTE(Camskill.co.uk)they will be EBC or Comline both of which are REG90 approved
 

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I would get some Ford ones and make sure they are from Ford.

I got some "OEM" ones form Eurocarparts which are made by AFI or API (or something like that) and I'm not convinced they are exactly the same as the Ford ones.

If you drive forwards and brake, then reverse (say into a parking space) and brake you get a clunk as the pads ever so slightly rotate in the calipers.

I've taken them apart since fiotting to make sure everything was nice and tight (which it was) and they still do it. Not too much of a problem but a bit annoying.
 

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I ordered some Ford "Original Equipment" front pads from Graham Goode via ebay (worked out a couple of quid cheaper than buying straight from GG). The advert showed a picture of the actual Ford pads including the correct finis number. However what was sent was Motorcraft. This annoyed me a bit and I did let GG know but as my existing brakes were completely shot I decided to keep and fit the Motorcraft ones. I wish I hadn't. After 300 miles they are not nearly as grippy as the proper Ford ones and it doesn't feel like they're improving anymore now.

Unless they do suddenly get better soon I'll be getting the proper Ford ones...
 

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QUOTE(GearJammer @ 20 Nov 2009, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I ordered some Ford "Original Equipment" front pads from Graham Goode via ebay (worked out a couple of quid cheaper than buying straight from GG). The advert showed a picture of the actual Ford pads including the correct finis number. However what was sent was Motorcraft. This annoyed me a bit and I did let GG know but as my existing brakes were completely shot I decided to keep and fit the Motorcraft ones. I wish I hadn't. After 300 miles they are not nearly as grippy as the proper Ford ones and it doesn't feel like they're improving anymore now.

Unless they do suddenly get better soon I'll be getting the proper Ford ones...

You might want to throw your reading glasses over this
http://www.passprotect.studio400.me.uk/Tra...ns_Act_1968.PDF

You probably have a case...
 

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My st was fitted with non genuine pads, and they squeal like buggery! Will be sticking a different set of pads in soon to see if it makes a difference.

A friend of mine used to work at a place that manufactures discs/pads and other service items for cars. He said all standard pads are the same, made in the same factory, just have different numbers stamped on them and supplied in a different box and are charged different amounts for!
 

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Delphi is one of the largest manufacturers of brake components in the world, ford do not make brake pads.
They are either made by, Delphi, Bendix, Allied signal, Textar, Eicher, Bosch the list goes on.
We fit delphi Lockheed brakes to 90% of vehicles at my work with very few comebacks,
I would however recommend the OEM pads as they are prob make to a slightly different spec,
However i took the OEM pads out the front o my car, Fitted MINTEX 1144 front pads and OEM rear pads and the brakes are much improved.
 
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