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Old 20th August 2007
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G'day guys,

Am just about due for a brake pad replacement. I am selling my car in the coming months (replacing the 9-3 with an R32) and am looking at minimising costs as much as I can as am taking a hefty hit on resale.

Anyway - was wondering how many of you guys had to replace rotors at your first brake pad change.

My car has 40000 k's (aussie) since new and still has the original brakes and rotors.

I know its hard to say as driving habits have an effect on rotor wear. Just trying to establish if its a case of automatically assuming the rotors will need to be changed.

Also - to any other Aussies out there - how much were you charged for a brake pad and rotor replacement.

Thanks guys!

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Hello, you say you are due for a change. Are they really worn and need changing or you think it best to ... If you are selling I would only change what is necessary and maybe its just the pads. A dealer will always tell you to change everything but... Don't you have a friend who dabbles in mechanics or a local garage you can trust to tell you the truth. Buy the pads and if you cant do it yourself have any local garage mechanic change them. But think again about the rotors.
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G'day guys,Also - to any other Aussies out there - how much were you charged for a brake pad and rotor replacement.

Thanks guys!

S
I still have my original pads and have done 100000km on them. They will probably have to be replaced at my 110000km service. Pity, as I hand over my car to the leasing company at 125000km.
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I still have my original pads and have done 100000km on them. They will probably have to be replaced at my 110000km service. Pity, as I hand over my car to the leasing company at 125000km.

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

WOW - thats a huge amount of k's on original pads (well done!) hehe Helps to have a 5Spd manual i guess. I have the auto unfortunately. (Next car is a 6Spd manual - can't wait for that!)

Not sure how it works when selling a car in WA but in Victoria we need to issue a RWC to the buyer. Would love to get away with only changing the pads.

Have the car booked in with a SAAB dealer to get a price on pads/rotors and also will arrange for a quote through a few local brake specialists.

Thanks DM too.

Ta

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If you're selling soon just put on the cheapest pads you can find and don't mess with the rotors.
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