Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 10:16:13 -0400 From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> Subject: Re: Brake Recommendation?
"meld_b" <meld_bnospamo.com> wrote in message news:4098779E.5010200nospamo.com... > I've got some related questions.. a shop near me quoted $330/$340 for > front/back brakes (or the otherway round) I asked about just changing > pads and they said that their experience is that they'll squeel and warp > so bad that I'll be back to put rotors on. Don't you think that maybe they wanted to sell you the rotors too? If the rotors are not warped, they will not warp suddenly just because you put new pads on. > I was trying to be pro-active > and work on them before they were making a grinding noise... but their > approach seems to align with the "ain't broke don't fix" mentioned below. > > It looks like a set of Brembo pads is ~$40... Maybe I should go mike my > rotors and see if they've been turned??? If they are not pulsing, and they are still within spec for min thickness, just replace the pads. Pads are cheap. Rotors are a bit more. Labor is the real killer expense wise if you have to pay for it. > Never bled brake lines before, Do this based on time, not miles. It will not effect your pads or rotor wear. Just keeps the insides of the calipers from rusting and freezing up. > I see that eeuroparts sells a tank thing for ~$45 to assist with that, > anyone used that? Yes. Pressure bleeding is definitely the way to go.