Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 06:00:41 GMT
From: Marc Escuro <mgescuronopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Brakes - - 9-5


On 8/30/01 3:37 PM, in article 3B8EC028.FCE62A31nopsamia-esprezzo.com, "danny" <dannynopsamia-esprezzo.com> wrote: > I don't understand this. Yes, the discs are supposed to wear a little with > the > pads, but no car of mine, Saab or otherwise, ahs eaten discs in less than 80k > miles, and my current Saab has had it's first new discs in 128k miles. Unless > they run out of true, the standard test is for disc thickness, or rather how > much the disc has worn, by feeling for a ridge round the disc. It is possible > for overheating brakes (usually binding) to blue the discs, and for slight > cracks to appear, both of which would mean new discs. Do you drive in a lot of stop and go traffic?? I mean today, I was suck in 80 minutes of stop and go traffic on a commute that usually takes me 25 minutes going 75mph. I do that 5 days a week. My previous car (Saturn SL2) needed brake replacements at 30K miles... About 5-8K more than the 9-5 I've got now. Whereas 25K for new pads seems a bit extreme.... 128K miles for new discs sounds way extreme in the other direction. :) -- Marc Escuro mgescuronopsam.com http://home.att.net/~bryesquire "...when all hope is gone, you know sad songs say so much..."

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