Congrats!!I did all four brakes last weekend. Started at 10am and finished at 4pm. Fairly straightforward if you know what you're doing. That said, I didn't paint the calipers. Total parts cost was less than 800.00, which is 2200 less than the job at the nearest dealer, plus I have the satisfaction of knowing I'm helping her purrrrr by being inside her. But I did use two types of cleaner to get the calipers really nice and bright red again. No more squeeky brakes! I say go for it.
The sensors are good, but the act of removing them often damages one. At least for me. Since all 4 sensors are on 1 circuit, there is nothing to tell you which. Buy inexpensive ones, and replace them.And I was thinking of skipping the brake pad wear indicator since my brake pad warning light is not on. I'm assuming my indicators are still good. Is that a fair assumption?
I linked to the Textar pads above since someone said Porsche uses those and rebrands them. They're the same part number.Depending on the type of pads you may need to bypass the sensors. Basically not all pads have the brake wear sensor port to plug-in. So you need to short the two wires for the brake sensor and tuck it away nicely.
What happened to the guy who worked on Porsches? You already bought a beer for him, might as well use him ...I did call Porsche to confirm exactly what the brakes cost would be and they said the prices went up in January. The new price for just the fronts would be $1285 for parts and $336 for labour.
He got spooked about me suing him in the event of an accident and pulled out. That's understandable, I only know him as an around-the-corner neighbour.What happened to the guy who worked on Porsches? You already bought a beer for him, might as well use him ...
About the quote above, Porsche will ALWAYS replace both rotors and pads. So, the quote for parts and labor is for the full brake job, not just the pads. I just got back from oil change and track inspection and got a comment from a tech to not change just the pads. Yeah, right, I need new pads at least every 12 months if I limit myself to 4 weekends on track. And even then it barely gets there by April. So, don't worry about that, if properly installed, just pads will do fine. I usually do 2 pads then new rotors.