|Quote, originally posted by car_guy »|
|I don't see why your local repair shop can't do the work...|
I agree with Steven, it is a very straightforward job, and I can't think of any reason why a competent technician could not do it for you. I have watched the techs at my VW dealer replace brake pads and discs on Phaetons, and they have told me that there is nothing unusual about the whole process.
You might want to draw your friend's attention to the need to use the corrosion preventing wax when mounting the wheels - there is a post about it here: Corrosion Prevention Precautions when removing and replacing Phaeton wheels. The spray can of wax can be ordered along with the rotors and the pads.
Just in case your friend does not have a Phaeton Repair Manual handy, here are the torque specifications for the various components that are involved in brake servicing:
Wheel bolt to wheel hub - all 4 wheels: 120 Nm
Front Wheel Components
Small keeper screw, item 2 - 4 Nm
Hex bolt, item 4 - 22.5 Nm
Hex washer bolt, item 13 - 190 Nm (needs to be replaced - one time use only)
Guide pins, item 15 - 30 Nm
The original thickness of the front disc is 34 mm, the wear limit is 31 mm (this should be engraved on the disc itself), they need to be replaced in pairs, meaning, both fronts or both rears at the same time.
Rear Wheel Components
Self-locking hex bolt, item 1 - 35 Nm
Phillips-head screw, item 5 - 4 Nm
Hex bolt, item 7 - 90 Nm plus an additional 90° 1/4 turn (needs to be replaced - one time use only)
The original thickness of the rear disc is 22 mm, the wear limit is 20 mm.