UK Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi..Just seen your email - i did look at your question earlier but had to log off for bit - so i was surprised to see you still hadnt been answered yet.however i'll try my best to help..
I think the main areas of concern here are your brake lines - front to rear will be the lines from the front to the back under the car - your near/offside lines are to each rear caliper or flexi hose - In fact looking at it - thats not really a bad job at all - the garage will likly need to make these up in house "as you won't be able to get these of the net" - If they have the brake lines/ends and flaring tool - after they have removed the old ones from the car so they get them measure up right and then refit/route the new lines where the old ones where to the car and tighten up the ends - then bleed the brake system properly again - and that should be that - sometimes getting them off can be little ackward if they've been on there a while so you'll need to bear that in mind - but you could be looking at roughly 1-2hrs max to carry that out - the lines should cost in average no more than £20 maybe less as they are not that expansive at all...
Because your discs are under advisory then you do have uptill the next mot to have them done along with your pads etc..so you do have the option there if prefered to go straight ahead and have the brake lines done now and get it through the MOT - and than at a later date have the discs/pads done usually no later than around 6 months before mot due date as this will give the discs/pads time to bed in properly - but yep you will need 2 discs for the front and 2 discs for the back and full set of pads for the front and full set of pads for the back - average time to do all that no more then again 2-3 hours maybe alot less depending on the garage of course and the labour rates which as you'll know will differ alot around the UK - So the complete job i say maybe 4-5 hours max if you want everthing done - i have checked your site and if your using your reg number then the parts will or should match your car - just make sure you do actually order 2xdisc for front "vented discs" and back "solid discs" and not just one disc for each end - the pads will come as standard as a full set for the front and a full set for the back - might be worth checking ebay if you have an account or maybe trying enquiring with a local motor parts suppliers / factors that supplies car parts to general public and garages/diy-ist and see if they can get the price down for the discs/pads sometimes you may find parts from places like that can be of better quality in some cases and will use your reg aswell to match up the correct parts for your car..
Thanks for getting back to me ,
I think ill just get the Pipes Done for now ,
Last question I promise :)
So what would be a good price (i am in Stoke) money is tight round Here :)
Both Front to rear Bake Pipe
Nearside rear Brake Pipe
Offiside Rear Brake Pipe
Well i can't see the lines and ends being anymore then £20 as an average - i do brake lines quite alot on cars/vans and there not expansive at all - if your fitting metal lines then most likly the price will rise as appossed to the standard copper lines/brass ends which are alot cheaper and is basically the most common type you seen as an replacment on cars - time like mentioned you maybe looking at 1-2 hours depending on the garage/expertise - to get them off and made up and refitted/and the brakes bled - brake lines are really something that doesn't have set "labour time" to give an exact price - you can only really give an average time - not really familar with the average labour rate in stoke but if their on average £50hr then you would be looking at £120approx not inc vat to the job - it maybe a case of phoning around for the best quote locally seeing as you know whats needed done/or maybe see if a good reputable mobile tech/mechanic can do the job(s) a little cheaper so you can get it through the MOT.......