31st December 2008, 00:24
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Brake disc advice
Just took my car in for a clutch and got a call to say that my brake discs and pads were in bad condition and needed replacing. I agreed on the advice of the technician who estimated that they only had approx 200 miles left in them. As this was about a weeks motoring for me I decided to have them done at the same time as the clutch at a cost of £640. Wanting to see the state of the discs I asked the dealer to put them in the boot so I could have a look for my self. Them agreeing to this gave me some confidence that the discs must be in a bad state.
On a quick inspection when i got home my own thoughts are that the discs look not too bad. Even wear across the surfaces(front and back), no discolouration, cracking etc and with only approx a 3mm rim.
On this basis does anyone know the minimum thickness for discs. I don't want to create an issue until I have some good information to work from. Any help would be most appreciated.