Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 23:32:47 GMT
From: "Bookem Dan-O" <>
Subject: Re: Brake rotors

Any irregularities in the rotor can cause pre-mature brake wear. I usually just opt for the lifetime pads until I can afford new rotors. 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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