The frustrating thing is that I replaced both rotors when I did a brake job
just 10K miles ago. If the right outside pad had not lost it's friction
material, I should have been able to get another 30-40K miles on these pads
and would not have scarred the rotor. I did re-pack the bearings while I
had it off and I will do the other side tomorrow.
BTW, does anyone make pads for B's with wear indicators on them? If my old
ones would have had them, I think I would have caught the problem before it
damaged the rotor.
Also, what's the consensus out there, organic or semi-metallic?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jesse Robinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: brake woes
> You have to buy new rotors. I read the same thing in my manual, and I
> to get mine ground. My Trak Auto said it was too small too, but the guy
> tried anyway. It really screwed up the rotor! It starts to wobble on the
> machine and they could not get a clean cut. Unless you know someone with
> machine your @*&! outta luck. Anyway I hear the new rotors are made with
> different material that works better with the pads. Trust me, I know your
> fustration but new pads and rotors are the way to go. It looks so pretty
> too. How are your calipers? And while your at it, when it the last time
> you repacked your wheel bearings....
> Good Luck,
> 1970 MGB
> >From: "T. Keith Vezina" <email@example.com>
> >Reply-To: "T. Keith Vezina" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: <email@example.com>
> >Subject: brake woes
> >Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 20:38:46 -0500
> >It seems that I lost the friction material off of one of my front brake
> >and it scarred the rotor. I took the rotor to AutoZone to be turned, but
> >they refused to because "their computer" said the min. thickness should
> >0.341". I returned with my shop manual to show the manager that the
> >thickness of a new rotor is 0.34" and minimum is 0.30". He said that is
> >obviously an error in the computer, but still would not turn them because
> >the liability! (Of course, a new rotor from them is "unavailable".)
> >If it wasn't for lawyers, we wouldn't need lawyers!!