Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 00:19:28 -0800
From: "Steve Marks" <>
Subject: Re: Brake rotors

Just replaced all four rotors on my '88 900t for 1st time 105K. The rear rotors were still in spec, but what the heck. You can buy good after market rotors for <$70 and pads are $12 +/- for a set per axel. Notes in the SAAB manual show Front rotor tolerances for '88 and later nopsamin. or 21.5mm.REAR is new .0276 in or 7.0 mm. The last year this manual; covers is '93, so the '94 could have changed. BarryG <> wrote in message news:8a2pf8$rku$ > Hoping there's someone knowledgeable out there who can tell me how much > irregularity on brake rotor surface is acceptable and at what point they > need to be replaced? > > Brought my '94 900SE in to the dealer for just a muffler replacement and > next thing I know the service guy calls me back and is hitting me up for > $400+ for a rotor and pad replacement. On the phone he says there is 1/8 > inch gouges in the rotor surface (eek). I hesitate but say "okay, do it." > When I pick up the car, I ask to see the old rotors. They had very slight > surface irregularity if I ran my finger across them. Barely measurable, and > probably an order of magnitude less than 1/8 inch. I paid him and left with > the old rotors in hand. > > Trying to figure out if I was taken or not. Would appreciate the word on > how much rotor surface irregularity is too much. > > Thanks, > Barry > > > (to reply by email, please remove "NOSPAM" from my reply address > bee gee at albany dot net) > >

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