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Old 05-04-2019, 07:15 AM
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Default 2017 Macao S brake job

Getting a price to have the brakes done but may do it myself. New oem rotors and pads run about $700 give or take plus labor. Anything special or typical brake job.
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Easy as any other vehicle (assuming you mean Macan S). Dealer probably wants >$2k, right?
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Do you NEED rotors?
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Do you NEED rotors?
For most of the jobs I have done I always replace. I will replace these as well but will likely have them turned and store for the next brake job, which will be in another couple years.

Parts are actually north of $800.
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I helped my neighbor do his Cayenne last year. There was a special part we needed. I can't remember what, but I want to say it was an off sized socket. Check the forums or youtube that's how we figured out the size needed.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post

For most of the jobs I have done I always replace. I will replace these as well but will likely have them turned and store for the next brake job, which will be in another couple years.

Parts are actually north of $800.
Why turn? If they are warped, they are trash. Gotta couple grooves in them? Leave them..the pads will wear in.

Sure, if you drive HARD, the brakes should be perfect. However, decades ago, when the great Porsche 917's were running 24 hours of Daytona, I snuck into the Porsche pits. Car would come in for brakes, the rotors were so rough and grooved, the looked like the Alps. Pit crew would just slap a set of pads on, driver would bed them in for a few seconds on the first lap out, then full throttle 200+ mph.

If they brakes worked fine before the pad change, why should they be worse after the pad change?
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I just had my Macan S done. Fronts and rears at an indy shop with rotors, pads and new sensors was $1300. Also just had to have my transfer case replaced. Luckily it was under warranty. Apparently it's very common with these cars to need transfer case replacements.
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Just had a complete brake job including all of the brake lines, valves, rotors, calipers, everything in my Yukon Denali for $2,400! The stainless steel brake lines were way more expensive than they should have been. Had to remove the fuel tank to get to some of the brake lines and new proportioning valve for the ABS brakes. Only bringing it up because I would have been very happy with $700.
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You may also want to consider Akebono pads, they are nearly dust free which eliminates the nasty black dirty wheels.
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I've never done a brake job on a Macan, but have done them on other german sports cars (BMWs, including Ms). I'm a chronic diy'er; it's kind of a disease. It looks like you need two "special" tools a 14 mm 10 point male "torx" type tool, and a female of the same (don't take my word for it; there are plenty of videos that show what's required and how to do it on youtube).

I've had good luck with Stoptech brake kits (just put one on my F150). As far as I can tell, they're very good quality pads and rotors. It looks like you can get a complete kit for a Macan for right around $650.00.

Of course, no job ever goes completely smoothly (had a stuck caliper on my F150 that made my brake job a bit more involved than planned), but it looks like, other than the special torx type tools, it's a pretty standard brake job.
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Originally Posted by lps View Post
I've never done a brake job on a Macan, but have done them on other german sports cars (BMWs, including Ms). I'm a chronic diy'er; it's kind of a disease. It looks like you need two "special" tools a 14 mm 10 point male "torx" type tool, and a female of the same (don't take my word for it; there are plenty of videos that show what's required and how to do it on youtube).

I've had good luck with Stoptech brake kits (just put one on my F150). As far as I can tell, they're very good quality pads and rotors. It looks like you can get a complete kit for a Macan for right around $650.00.

Of course, no job ever goes completely smoothly (had a stuck caliper on my F150 that made my brake job a bit more involved than planned), but it looks like, other than the special torx type tools, it's a pretty standard brake job.

Not a torx
What he needs is 14 mm triple square spline bit to remove the carrier. It's used on all BMW's Audis VW's. You can try to use a Torx but a lot of times you just round the heads off
Will also need a T30 triple bit to remove the rotor
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See the diff.

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You'd be surprised how many people think their rotors are warped, when in fact, it is simply uneven buildup of pad material because their shop or tech did not "wear in" the brakes after they were installed. It takes about 40 minutes to do it properly and most shops do not do it.
look it up. You'll see. ��

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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
You'd be surprised how many people thin their rotors are warped, when in fact, it is simply uneven buildup of pad material because their shop or tech did not "wear in" the brakes after they were installed. It takes about 40 minutes to do it properly and most shops do not do it.
look it up. You'll see. 👍

The issue with turning BMW rotors are they are pretty thin to begin with.
His Brake kit will come with one time use only bolts and Electronic sensors
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
See the diff.

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Yup that’s it! Only thing I didn’t have in my tool box for the job
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I appreciate this. I did see in one video the 14 mm referenced.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
The issue with turning BMW rotors are they are pretty thin to begin with.
His Brake kit will come with one time use only bolts and Electronic sensors
Since you seem to know the specifics pretty well, any chance you know the torque value of the caliper bolts and should they have loctite?
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Turning rotors removes mass, and the rotors heat up faster with less mass.
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
I helped my neighbor do his Cayenne last year. There was a special part we needed. I can't remember what, but I want to say it was an off sized socket. Check the forums or youtube that's how we figured out the size needed.
Star key with the hole in the middle? Think thats the bolts on porche its been a while since i messed with those pos's lol

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