Replacing the brakes can cost over £1k an axle at an offical Ferrari dealer but the actual work involved is well within the domain of a competant DIYer and the parts can be had for very reasonable cost…. if you know where to look.
The discs are manufactured for Ferrari by Brembo. The Brembo part number is 09.7267.50 (same for front and rear) – a quick search will reveal plenty of stockists.
OEM pads are also made by Brembo but for fast road and light track use I can recommend both Pagid RS4-1 (aka Blue) and EBC Yellowstuff.
Right, onto the how to….
Note: These procedures apply to all 360 & F430 cars which are not fitted with the carbon ceramic brakes.
Remove wheel – this is what you should see. This disc is within the minimum thickness but has been damaged by Cementite forming on the face caused by uneven pad material transfer onto the disc.
Remove retaining clip that holds the flexible brake hose to the rear of the hub:
Drift out the pins holding the pads in place and remove the spring clip. You should be left with this:
And these pins and clip:
Withdraw the pads from the caliper. The material on these pads has broken down caused from being operated beyond the temperature range for the pad material.
Undo the two bolts (10mm hex) holding the caliper to the hub and move the caliper out of the way – it will need supporting on something at a similar height.
Here’s why the clip was removed in the first step – to give enough leeway to move the caliper out of the way:
Remove the 13mm bolt and 12mm locating pin that holds the disc to the hub:
Remove the disc and thoroughly clean the face of the hub (degrease, wire brush and then emry cloth):
Degrease the new disc, including the rear face that meets the hub:
Fit the disc to the hub and re-fit the 13mm bolt and 12mm pin:
Refit the caliper to the hub (use thread lock on the bolts). Fit the new pads then re-fit the retaining pins and spring clip:
Finally, re-fit the clip removed at the start that holds the flexible brake hose to the rear of the hub. Then re-fit the wheel (wheel bolts torque to 98nm).
I cannot stress the importance of bedding in the new pads and discs. Please refer to the manufacturers guidelines – if none are supplied then please see this link: Stoptech.com
Minor Update, Feb 2013: I had to post a pair of discs the other day which mean’t I had to also weigh them. If anyone is wondering the steel discs weigh 8.5kg each.