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Just had a mini-20K service at the VW dealer. (I did as much of the service as I felt comfortable with and had the dealer do the rest). The dealer reports that the front brake pads are each 8mm thick and the rear brake pads are each 3.5mm thick. I believe thickness when new is 12mm.

The dealer did not recommend I replace the rears. When should I replace them, i.e., at what thickness is it time to replace a brake pad?

BTW, my vehicle is a 2003 GLS 1.8T manual transmission. Also, the 20K were racked up in just under 1 year (51 weeks).

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Thanks for information Sharky.

So, if 2/32" = 1.5875mm, give or take, I should have just under 2mm left to burn through... and if I used 8.5mm in one year (12-3.5=8.5), then I use about .71mm per month... I shouldn't have to replace the rear pads for a little bit under 3 months. (.71mm x 3 = 2.13mm.

Maybe I'll have 'em changed in 2 months just to be safe and avoid rounding errors.
 
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