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Old 05-01-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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hi everyone. recently i felt the tapping thing on brake pedal and hear this rotating noise from the rotor, i called richmond subaru and was told it was due to my previous brake pad change, they say i have to polish the rotor so that it would have a better fitment with my new pad. just wondering if this is true and what shoud i do.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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???where is he?
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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If you're unsure, why not get a second opinion from a different dealership? What Richmond Surbaru is suggesting is not unreasonable though. Sometimes the previous pads will wear grooves into your rotor, and it helps to have them refinished. I'm not sure if that's the absolute correct term but you get the idea.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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yeap. i would try dondedsteader..."still dont know how to spell"...thanks
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Well, try calling vishnu
dubya tee eff?!?




anyway vrgs, when installing new pads you're best bet is to have the rotors machined. It helps the new pads seat, giving them a good flat surface to work with. There is a lot more detail one can go into here, but for all intents and purposes, have the rotors machined next time.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #7
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I think Vishnu has a second account and is doing some advertising

On that note I nominate that post to be the most useless post of the year!
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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Praise Vishnu.

Praise Jebus.

Praise Allah.

Praise Semaj.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:16 PM   #9
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^^ hell yeah on the last one!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:23 PM   #10
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Praise Vishnu.

Praise Jebus.

Praise Allah.

Praise Semaj.
I guess having 27 thousand posts in one month raises you to deity status!
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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MACHINED! That's the word I was looking for. Praise semaj, of doom.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:00 PM   #12
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i thought it's called re-surface
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:29 PM   #13
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I thought having your rotors machined was bad because it reduced the thickness of them wich makes them less efficient at capturing heat and makes them more prone to cracking and or warping??
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:17 PM   #14
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well. how to you machine your rotor. use sand papers?
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:54 PM   #15
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^nope you have to bring em to a shop that have a mill/machining tool and machinist that do the job.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:28 PM   #16
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i see. thanks.
really appreciate all the help
thanks guys.
i would do that tomorrow and see how that works.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:05 AM   #17
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after you do that next time you change your brakes you might want to buy new rotors and you might want to fill up your location.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:41 AM   #18
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oh, let me edit my profile. and im a richmond guy...great chinese food. haha
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:01 AM   #19
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i thought it's called re-surface
on a flywheel it is. - on a rotor its "machining" - basically the same process :P
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:15 AM   #20
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now, after several calls to members here as well as my friend,i decided to change my rotor instead of machine it. i heard machining it cost me around 40 dollors per rotor while updating it to a brembo basic is around 200 dollors.
any recommendation on what to do and where to get disk?
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:22 AM   #21
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I always knew the process in question as "turning the rotors"

Praise semaj indeed.
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:26 AM   #22
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any ideas semaj?i find this power slot rotor from lordco, its bit more expensive than a brembo drilled rotor. what do you think of that?
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:31 AM   #23
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any ideas semaj?i find this power slot rotor from lordco, its bit more expensive than a brembo drilled rotor. what do you think of that?
haha, what do I know? I need new rotors too...and have been looking at Powerslots & Brembo blanks. Steer clear of drilled rotors though, either blanks or slotted are less prone to cracking.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:28 AM   #24
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power slot aren't that bad as long as you don't get the cross drilled ones
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ah? lordco only have drilled ones.....
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