Trying to gather some information prior to having work done and wondered if anyone would be willing to answer the following questions with respect to:
Brakes Front (pads & rotors) My rotors have 78000 miles still good on 3rd set of pads. I do the pads and sensors for about $100. When I let the dealer do the front pads it was $500 for just pads and sensors.
Brakes Rear (pads & rotors)
Rear about the same as the front but a little cheaper.
Brake Fluid Flush (for a car with SBC)
Brake fluid change, buy the pressure bleeder and only MB brake fluid Dot 4+
Coolant Flush Not before 100000 miles
Warning. NOTE: The car properly aligned will drive straight with normal tire wear, don't buy they are set up to pull right for safety.
There are 2 ways to align. 1 for use on autoban very high speed, 2) US. 1 will cause inside tire wear due to preload on toe-in compensation for high speed driving. 2 will be a normal US driving speed for under 100 mph to improve tire wear. It will not be noticable on High Speed unless you sustain it for hours.
1 - What was your cost?
After learning from experience the warnings alignment was $350 + 3 sets of tires.
2 - Where did you have the work done - dealership/independent?
Both but I found a Firestone dealer who can set the car for US driving and the person doing the alignment has done the work showing me while doing the alignment.
I need new tires, too, but I'll be checking Costco or BJs since the dealership quoted me almost $1,000 for new tires (yikes!).
STAY WITH MICHELIN OR ELSE :crybaby2:
PS - Does anyone know if the rotors can be turned/machined?
NO THEY SHOULD NOT BE TURNED BUT THEY NORMALLY LAST 100000 MILES.
Or do they have to be replaced each time you replace pads? On my old Volvo, they would not turn the rotors ...