Does anyone know the thickness of new brake pads and the thickness when it should be changed? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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Does anyone know the thickness of new brake pads and the thickness when it should be changed?

And is it safe to wait til the warning light to come on before changing? I think I read somewhere not to wait for the warning time coz' the roter would have been scarred.
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yes, the size of the pad is 3/8...

I never wait for the sensor to light before I change my brake pads, When I see my pad is the same thikness as the metal, that's my mark that my pads need to replace.

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brake sensors....

I hate to tell ya this... don't trust the brake sensors. My front brake pads were worn to the sensor, but the light never came on. Visual inspect on the pads is the safest.
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Brake Thickness..

A brand new brake pad should be roughly 10mm.... around 2mm to 3mm is a good time to change it.. and your rotors there is a minimum thickness stamped on the rotor.. expect to change the rotors every 2nd brake job..

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I have a metric stainless steel caliper.. Or maybe its not accurate.. it measured 10mm.. and I changed all four brake pads and rotors at the same time.. because I was sick and tired of cleaning the brake dust from the OEM's... [8D]

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