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    The Endless on my old M135i were £320 from r53engineering. They’re still going strong on the car now at 6 years old and a lot of track days (mate owns it).

    Give them a bell.
    Takes a lot of skill to look this bad you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    I bloody hope so I've not had any for a loooooong time



    I hope its the experience I am after too. Bit annoyed the pads are pretty shot and I am never buying the endless pads they come with (£600+ for a set of front pads) so need to figure out what to replace them with now shame as they are so good but I think if I got some CL's or something they would just be as good.
    Work upwards from EBC Yellows. I’ve always bedded them in on track (make them wilt completely, then let them cool right down), but after that they’ve been great for the dosh. Ignore the Internet bullshit - try them, they are only £80 or something, they’ll definitely stop you and thereafter the only question is do you want to pay 2x or 3x for marginally better performance? On something as light and moderately paced as this, you’ll probably not look back.

    Have them on the Cupra and the Saxo before that.

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    Hopefully it`s sorted now and you can drive and enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilgrim View Post
    An engine noise is not a concern to me unless there is a loss of performance.

    If it starts/runs /doesnt overheat/performs, its doing what it needs to.
    Totally and that's what was strange no loss in performance just wanted more

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Roberts View Post
    The Endless on my old M135i were £320 from r53engineering. They’re still going strong on the car now at 6 years old and a lot of track days (mate owns it).

    Give them a bell.
    Sent them a email & will call at lunch, I vaguely remember they quoted £550 + VAT + Delivery I think

    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Work upwards from EBC Yellows. I’ve always bedded them in on track (make them wilt completely, then let them cool right down), but after that they’ve been great for the dosh. Ignore the Internet bullshit - try them, they are only £80 or something, they’ll definitely stop you and thereafter the only question is do you want to pay 2x or 3x for marginally better performance? On something as light and moderately paced as this, you’ll probably not look back.

    Have them on the Cupra and the Saxo before that.
    I have never got on with yellows but am open to suggestions. I think I've been spoilt going from everyone's favourite ds2500 to endless endurance pads

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    Hopefully it`s sorted now and you can drive and enjoy it
    Hopefully did about 100 miles last night into North Wales and back car felt great
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Work upwards from EBC Yellows. I’ve always bedded them in on track (make them wilt completely, then let them cool right down), but after that they’ve been great for the dosh. Ignore the Internet bullshit - try them, they are only £80 or something, they’ll definitely stop you and thereafter the only question is do you want to pay 2x or 3x for marginally better performance? On something as light and moderately paced as this, you’ll probably not look back.

    Amen brother.

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    Excellent news, Kev - really pleased to hear the car is up and running again. I’d agree with DH, coolant blockage / restriction in that heat exchanger pipe could have led to high temp odd behaviour. Enjoy!
    Too many cars...

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    Carbotech for pads Kev, Cheapish but properly good compounds. XP8's would probably be ideal on this
    RS250 Cup.

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    Well after a long week and 2000 miles with many laps done inc the GP track the car is home.

    cv joint went before I lapped so many 100's of euros later it was replaced.

    Rent 4 Ring did a social media post on this -

    https://www.facebook.com/rent4ring/p...56762443977450

    Got a worn set of endless pads off them which will keep me going brake wise but otherwise car was great. Still got some noise but nothing else has changed so I'll carry on!
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    Little update -

    Car did well at Pembray and is off to Oulton Park in a months time.

    Was on the rollers last week and came out with 128bhp 124.4lb/ft which I am happy with.

    Operator advised it is over fuelling massively 4500k onward. I have done some digging and this seems norm, when mapped they lean this off and increase fuelling lower down to get more torque.

    The engine seems healthy but the knock is getting worse.

    Today I took the plunge and bought a new engine. I found one at a local breakers at a good price with all the bits on it still. Now its advertised as having 3230 miles (Yes basically new!) but they also have one with 25k on for the same money. I have specified I want the 3230 one but I guess I have no way of knowing which I get unless you can tell me otherwise.

    After Oulton park the swap starts and selling my current spare engine that's in bits for spares as my engine will become a spare.
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    cancel that apparently it sold in january & the engine with 25k on is for a 4x4 so that wont fit my car.


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    Have you thought about breaking a complete car for a replacement engine?

    On a side note do you have any idea what the compound of the endless pads are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garv View Post
    Have you thought about breaking a complete car for a replacement engine?

    On a side note do you have any idea what the compound of the endless pads are?
    I have and am watching one to do this. I dont realistically have time but needs must I guess. I was buying one and it went for £500 in the end but so many people mess you about. I'd booked transport the lot and was let down.

    Endless are the endurance pads MA45B
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