I ordered factory brake pads on my P11, went to my infiniti dealership and they quoted me $190 for labor to change my brake pads. I don't want to pay that much so can someone who has the FSM email me the files plzz..thx.
Your brakes are gonna squeal like a pig if the rotors aren't cut after installing new brake pads. Infiniti rotors are THE worst rotors ever made!! The reason they're gonna squeal is cause right now the rotors have a nice smooth finish that was matched with the old brake pads, putting new ones on there is most likely gonna glaze the new pad surface and cause a squeak. Most of the times that is what will happen, but you could get lucky...make sure to use that copper grease on the pad shims as this will reduce brake noise.
BTW...the dealer charges that much b/c cutting the rotors is included in that.
Well the instructions the one guy gave were way harder then it needs to be. All you have to do is remove the lower slide pin, flip the calliper up and pull the pads out. Push the pistons in with a C-clamp and put the pads back in and slide it on. It is a good idea to clean and regrease the slide pins with high temp grease (assuming they are full pins like the older cars).
They shouldn't squeal at all. If you didn't run the pads to the backing plates you should be fine with out cutting the rotors.