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Hi All, driving to work the other day I could hear a tinny rattle coming from the offside. I had a prod about when I got to work and noticed the lower ball joint heat shield was loose.

I had a look today and could see one of the rivets had failed.



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I suspect I broke it when I was cleaning the barrels of the wheel with a microfibre brush. Yeah, I know. Jaguar OCD.

I knocked the remnants of the rivet out with a punch and this is what was left of it.

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After a rummage about in the garage, I found an M6 bolt and nyloc nut, and cut the bolt down leaving about an inch of thread. Getting the nut on the back of the bolt was entertaining. It's quite deeply recessed but I eventually managed it.

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The other rivet seemed fine, so I left it. I've ordered some stainless nuts and bolts which I think will better suit the environment and will drill out the other rivet and fit them when they arrive.

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I put everything back together and was pleased to see how the cheapo eBay caliper paint has held up, since giving them a lick back in the summer.

I also used the opportunity to check the pad and disc thickness. There's plenty of meat on the pads, but I'm only 1mm away from needing new discs. I don't do a lot of miles, so that will be a nice job in the summer once I've picked a brand. I'm thinking EBC Greenstuff, as I no longer drive like I used to when I was younger.

I hope this was useful to someone.


Cheers,


John.
 

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Green stuff will be fine. Don't get yellowstuff though, it took me absolutely ages before I was anywhere near happy with them and kept squeeling occasionally.

Pagid discs are probably the best value for money and come with painted centres so they don't rust unlike some.
 

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+1 for Pagid…..nae nonsense guid stuff. EBC Ultimax pads fine so far too.
 

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EBC Redstuff pads. Any discs that are painted, if you get unpainted, then paint them. Silly to pay for e.g. Brembo discs, I've never found them to be any better than any others. Last pair of discs I bought were the 380mm fronts for the XKR, made by Blue Print, which is part of the Bilstein Group. They were coated. The other brand of discs I tend to use is Comline, which also tend to be coated. And cheap. Never had any issues with a set of Comline discs either.
 
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