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    Drum brakes after four years and 65 000km with pix

    This car was built in June 2014 and first registered in August 14.
    Because the OEM parts are so terribly expensive, I opened and looked at the rear brakes for finding out in what state of wear they are. The drums are already the sort with the larger diameter, max diameter being 205mm.
    The rear-most lining has 3.9mm left, and the forward lining has 3.6 mm after four years and 65000km. The actual drums are barely worn at all.
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    A 30mm wrench is required for opening the hub nut to remove the drums. Removing and putting it back together is a very easy and simple task. See picture.

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    The wheel bearings are actually two identical bearings held inside the hub by a simple circlip. See pictureName:  bearing.jpg
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    The Bearing(s) read: NGK Thailand 288WDO8A and BW3XE29. With that information you could probably get bearings at a ballbearing shop.


    With these cars, the good and bad are not far apart. While the condition of the brakes was surprisingly good, some other things are shockingly terrible as I was reminded.
    The exhaust gets the rust removed, undercoated and painted yearly, and it also needs touching-up inbetween. Without, it most probably would have rusted through already.
    The welded areas of the axles were already totally without paint and all a rusty mess. I removed the rust, undercoated and repainted it. After only four years this is a slap in the face of the unfortunate buyers.


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    Hmmm...does anyone notice anything unusual about his drum brakes?

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    The one on the left is a picture of my 2015 Mirage drum brakes. The one on the right is from foama's 2014. My car has a completely different setup that uses the automatic adjuster. His has the more conventional star-wheel adjuster setup that you would typically see on a traditional drum brake setup here in the US.

    Is this difference specific to the model year or the market where the car was sold?

    Can anyone in the US with a 2014 tell us which drum brakes they have?

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    Canadian Tire now sells Mirage drum and disc brake pads and parts
    Zero, my 2014 ES Plus gone but not forgotten. We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century

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    For the record, a few part numbers for brakes:

    Brake cylinder, 19.05mm = 3/4" = OEM: MR129595

    ATE: part no: 24.3219-17 53.3

    ABS: 72857

    NK: 803019


    Brake shoes, for 203mm drum, old lever to be reused
    OEM part number, Mitsubishi Europe: 4600A346

    ATE: 03.0137-0530.2

    NK: 2730862


    Brake shoes, for 180mm older sort and smaller drums:

    ABS: 9357


    To this date, zero non-OEM brake drums could be found!


    Brake pads front axle = OEM 4615A129

    ATE: 13.0460-5709.2
    TRW: GDB 3358
    Brembo: P16011
    Textar: 2422901

    Rotors /Discs front axle = OEM 4615A129

    NK: 203087
    NIPPARTS: N3305075
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Hmmm...does anyone notice anything unusual about his drum brakes?

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    Good catch, I didn't notice that right away. I was just amazed at how clean everything was. Wonder if it's a crazy euro thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    ...Wonder if it's a crazy euro thing?
    Unless someone from North America posts a similar picture, I think you might be right. The service manual I've seen only shows the brakes without the star wheel adjuster. I might even prefer that Euro setup if I could get the parts...


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