Gotta replace brake rotors and pads at the same time (99 V70 AWD)?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Larry, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Getting this message from Wheelworks technician, claims "manufacturer
    requirement". There is nothing wrong with the rotors. Car has
    something like 70k miles on it.

    Wouldn't surprise me, seems like I have to get a new engine every time
    I fill up the gas tank!

    But just wanted to double check, I don't have a lot of confidence in
    what car repair places tell me.

    Larry, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. Larry

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    There is no such requirement that I am aware of! When replacing the pads,
    the discs (rotors, if you insist!) need to be checked to make sure that they
    are within spec with regard to:
    * minimum remaining thickness
    * runout
    * absence of serious scoring

    Provided they are ok, there's no reason to replace them.

    My 1999 V70 (UK) still has the original discs but is on its second set of
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    Roger Mills, Mar 21, 2007
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  3. Larry

    bfiske Guest

    Ask them to see the "manufacturer's requirement" in writing.

    bfiske, Mar 22, 2007
  4. Larry

    John Horner Guest

    You are having your brake work done at a chain store ... bad idea all
    around. Go to someone who works on Volvos all the time, either
    independent or dealer.
    John Horner, Mar 22, 2007
  5. Larry

    Roadie Guest

    Do you actually know whether the rotors are worn down past the minimum

    Why don't you find a better repair place.
    Roadie, Mar 23, 2007
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