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how to replace my front brakes and rotors on my 850 Volvo?

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momentos
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how to replace my front brakes and rotors on my 850 Volvo?

Post by momentos » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:56 pm

i have never replaced brakes and rotors on a Volvo is this an easy process? what kind of brakes pads are recommended?

Thank you
MY QUESTIONS IS CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE HOW TO REPLACE YOUR FRONT BRAKES AND ROTOR





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Post by Jot » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:16 pm

Try Volvospeed.com

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Post by pfeener » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:28 pm

Easy DIY job. I like the genuine Volvo pads, but they are dusty. The only tool you'll need is a 7MM hex socket and a regular metric socket set. I like the Brembo rotors. (just plain old rotors; not drilled) I usually get them from FCPGroton and like the previous post said, if you search here and on volvospeed.com, you'll pick up a ton of information. There's a lot of different choices out there for brakes and rotor and there's no one right choice for everyone, you'll read about a lot of different opinions.

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Brakes

Post by bryang » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:47 pm

Try ozbrick.com, they have illustrated, step by step instructions....
1994 850 Turbo Wagon - 218,000 Miles

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thanks really helps!

Post by momentos » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:41 am

thank you so much I love this site!
pfeener wrote:Easy DIY job. I like the genuine Volvo pads, but they are dusty. The only tool you'll need is a 7MM hex socket and a regular metric socket set. I like the Brembo rotors. (just plain old rotors; not drilled) I usually get them from FCPGroton and like the previous post said, if you search here and on volvospeed.com, you'll pick up a ton of information. There's a lot of different choices out there for brakes and rotor and there's no one right choice for everyone, you'll read about a lot of different opinions.
MY QUESTIONS IS CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE HOW TO REPLACE YOUR FRONT BRAKES AND ROTOR





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Re: Brakes

Post by momentos » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:44 am

thanks for your help I will look into that site...

bryang wrote:Try ozbrick.com, they have illustrated, step by step instructions....
MY QUESTIONS IS CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE HOW TO REPLACE YOUR FRONT BRAKES AND ROTOR





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Re: Brakes

Post by bryang » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:22 am

momentos wrote:thanks for your help I will look into that site...

bryang wrote:Try ozbrick.com, they have illustrated, step by step instructions....
Let me know if you can't find the right link - I was just out there a few nights ago studying their instructions as I have to do this job soon as well....

Bryan
1994 850 Turbo Wagon - 218,000 Miles

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