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Old 10-13-2008, 11:28 AM
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I have been meaning to change my brake pads for 6 weeks now. I didn't think I needed them but with 30,000 miles just wanted to do them before the cold weather. So with some free time on Saturday figured I would do them instead of fishing. Well took the front wheels off and took a look, I would say with out breaking out the micrometer, compared to the new ones their is 2/3 of material left, before the sensor. Wheels back on, kayak on the roof and off to a nearby lake.
So my question think I should still do them now before the cold, or wait until the spring/ summer, comparing to the new pads I would venture to say another 20,000 would not be unheard of.
50,000 mile pads? I don't think I ever had a set of fronts last longer then 15,000, my last truck it was every 10 for the front, (but the back did have 120,000 when I got rid of it)
Well off to try the salt today.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:02 PM
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every 10 for the front Pat, you must do allot of,,,,"stopping". I would let them go for a bit and replace them when its time. Also, don't forget to look at the rotors. rotors are so cheep now, replace them when you do the pads.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:30 PM
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if you do your own brakes, and have to work outside or in an unheated garage, then go ahead and do them.

if no to any of the above... wait. I don't have a place to work on cars right now, but I *hated* busting my knuckles when it's cold
because I don't feel it until I go in and see the blood running.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:17 PM
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Wait till there due Pat.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:24 PM
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You were smart to check based on your last experience. Like Jess said, wait. !0,000 on the front and 120,000 on the rear? It sounds like the front was doing all the stopping and the rear was lazy.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:04 PM
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sounds like you had air bubbles in the rear line

my nissan p/up went 120 on the rear but 70 on the front
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