I changed the brake pads and discs/rotors a while ago, at 200K km, on my 2006 Skoda Octavia. Previous ones were pitted as well so I was just happy to be able to brake properly. But at around 205K km the braking hops were back.

What hurts more is that I went with Brembo and spent quite a sum of money on them.

My car is currently at around 213K km and can't really afford to replace rotors and pads again because I will have to do timing belt, tensioner, water pump and the whole gang.

I also think I should mention that my rear-right caliper is not OEM, at some point it got stuck and service guys were like 'we need to replace this asap' and now I believe I have something of questionable quality installed.

Also I rev-match a lot because I find it fun. Could this somehow impact my brakes and cause excessive wear? I wouldn't really think so because from my understanding the engine braking force just helps you stop.

Any advice on what I should consider doing or stop doing next would be much much appreciated :)

EDIT: the pitting is not visible, the surface of the discs is smooth, however they become slightly oval which shouldn't have happened over the course of 5000km

  • Why would you have to change the timing belt etc if you service your brakes?
    – HandyHowie
    Jun 15 '20 at 7:30
  • How much time has passed since you serviced the brakes last?
    – HandyHowie
    Jun 15 '20 at 7:31
  • Is the car sat for long periods between use?
    – HandyHowie
    Jun 15 '20 at 7:32
  • Would it be possible to get some photographs of the pitting? Are all wheels equally affected or just one axle / wheel? Jun 15 '20 at 8:25
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    HandyHowie was asking how much time, not distance, it had been since the brake job. Jun 15 '20 at 10:32

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