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Hi all.I've just bought a pair of new rear brake discs and pads for my Mk5 Kreg Escort XR3I.When I've got home and unwrapped the discs I've noticed that there are only 4 holes on the disc,obviously for the wheel studs/nuts.On looking in the Haynes manual regarding changing the discs it states that you should undo the torx screw to remove the disc from the hub.Will I have to drill a hole in each of the new discs or have I been giving the wrong ones?? I'll probably end up getting it done professionally as I'm having the front ones done as well.(Safety and all that).Cheers,Gaz.
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Hi all.I've just bought a pair of new rear brake discs and pads for my Mk5 Kreg Escort XR3I.When I've got home and unwrapped the discs I've noticed that there are only 4 holes on the disc,obviously for the wheel studs/nuts.On looking in the Haynes manual regarding changing the discs it states that you should undo the torx screw to remove the disc from the hub.Will I have to drill a hole in each of the new discs or have I been giving the wrong ones?? I'll probably end up getting it done professionally as I'm having the front ones done as well.(Safety and all that).Cheers,Gaz.

 

 

Haynes is lying.

 

There are no holes for torxes. Don't need them, brake shoes are holding the disc pretty firmly.

 

It's a pretty straightforward swapover, unless the braking system is ancient and shoes won't let go of discs, in which case after some struggle (and hammer) the possibly rusty retaining clips might snap.

 

But that's about the worst case scenario.

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Many thanks for the replies.I've been given a quote of £120 to replace the front and rear discs and pads.Is that a reasonable price or should I be looking elsewhere? I could try it myself but was told that replacing the rear's was harder than the front's!! On a scale of 1 to 10 how hard is it to replace the whole job lot? Bear in mind that my overall mechanical competence is amateurish.Cheers,Gaz.
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