Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 13:17:05 -0500 From: ma_twain <ma_twainnopsamo.com> Subject: Re: Brake disk question
Steve B. wrote: > I just had the 110K kms. service on my '95 900SE and was told that the brake > pads and _disks_ will need replacing soon at a cost of over $AUS700. I've > replaced the disks once before (around 50K kms. I think). I've never > replaced brake disks on any other car and always believed they pretty much > lasted the life of the car with, perhaps a little machining. I was told that > the 'official' Saab line is they they should be between 240 and 210 mms and > mine are now just below that and should be replaced. > > My question to anyone who knows more about it than I do is: is this > replacement unnecessary? Can I just replace the pads and use my 200mm thick > brake disks for a while longer? > > Thanks in advance, > Steve = : ^ ) > > Unless you are doing the work yourself, it is not cost effective to replace the pads and then replace the disk later. When you replace the disk alone, you are also paying for the labor to replace the pads. I have even heard that you must replace the pads when you replace the disk. It is more cost effective to do all the work at once, rather than several jobs, since you have pay for the labor to remove the same pieces each time.