Rear Brakes

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sun Aug 31 20:29:57 EDT 2003

> From: Eugene Kanter <eugene at>
> On Sun, 2003-08-31 at 01:08, Bernie Benz wrote:
>>> From: Eugene Kanter <eugene at>
>>> My system apparently has not been serviced - rear disks has been worn so
>>> badly that touched calipers.
>> Not likely, maybe you mean that the backing plates touched the rotor.  This
>> is the classic passive worn pad warning signal, which you will not ignore.
> Pads still had over 50% left. Rotor had a least 2mm wear on each side
> about twice the allowed.
If the wear sensor triggered at only 50% wear, cut the wires!  Don't worry
about rotor wear, they are good for many times the spec limit.  I've never
changeed one yet because of wear.  Rotors all tend to wear true and
therefore are superior to a new, untrue on your car, rotor.  Don't replace!


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