Peugeot 205 Mardi Gras 1.8 TD Front Brake Part Compatibility Problem

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by devonmark, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. devonmark

    devonmark Guest

    Peugeot 205 Mardi Gras 1.8 TD Front Brake Part Compatibility Problem


    Please help me! I currently have vented front brake disks which are
    21mm wide.Unfortunately my callipers only extend to 48mm leaving
    insufficient room for the 18mm brake pads reccomended by all suppliers
    i contacted. I found some smaller pads with the same shape unfotunately
    these are still 15mm and so do not fit in the callipers.

    Does anyone know what solution would be best. Shall i fit callipers
    from another model which extend further or can i just replace the disks
    with non vented ones? My prefered option is to replace the disks with
    solid ones. Does anyone think this will cause any problems?

    Does anyone know which components were used for the vehicle when it was

    Thankyou in advance for your help!
    devonmark, Jan 4, 2006
  2. devonmark

    Bob Minchin Guest

    devonmark wrote in message
    Do you believe the vented discs to be original equipment?
    The listing at

    seems to show solid discs for the 1.8TD.

    Maybe someone has fitted vented discs, not changed the caliper and continued
    to use part worn pads?

    Just a theory.

    Good Luck

    Bob Minchin, Jan 4, 2006
  3. devonmark

    devonmark Guest

    Thanks for your response. I think you're right. The vented disks must
    have been fitted at a later date. I have spoken to my local peugeot
    dealler this morning and once again he was reccomending that i fit
    vented disks. When I explained the problem he also thought it unlikely
    that anyone would have changed the calipers only to use part worn pads
    and accepted that a solid disk would work.

    Thanks again for your input.
    devonmark, Jan 5, 2006
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