|05-02-2003, 09:22 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2002
Location: Orange County, Ca
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.
|05-02-2003, 10:34 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2002
Vehicle: ML320/C320 Sprt
Location: Chula Vista,California
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.
2000 ML320 Black Opal "SOLD"
2003 C320 Sport Sedan Bordeaux Red
1996 Honda Civic...
1991 Black Nissan Truck
2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD...New Add on to my Toys...
2012 Subaru Outback LIMITED
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|05-04-2003, 01:35 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2003
Location: Houston, DFW
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.
|05-04-2003, 02:13 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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..
|05-04-2003, 11:37 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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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