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Old 22nd October 2019, 23:07   #1
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I have an advisory, after m.o.t., that the brake disc's are slightly worn! Where do I get the best deals on these? My local garage doesn't approve of getting the old ones skimmed.
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Old 22nd October 2019, 23:30   #2
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ebay, euro car parts.
No idea how much to skip a disc would be but they are not expensive new but fitting new pads at the same time is a good idea so they bed in together
slightly worn, I would ask them to be a bit more specific as the discs will have a minimum thickness. measure them to see how bad they in fact are.

a number of people get an advisory for undertrays

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Skimming discs?

You are showing your age there! Lol

Nobody does that anymore, discs are cheap these days.
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I have an advisory, after m.o.t., that the brake disc's are slightly worn! Where do I get the best deals on these? My local garage doesn't approve of getting the old ones skimmed.
Hi Les.
All the discs on the car ? or rear only front only? couple of links below.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-...m4383.l4275.c1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333323997856

When you remove the rear drum discs remember to lower the handbrake, and turn back the knurled nut in each drum other wise you will have trouble getting them off, forcing them off could pull the brake shoe pins through the back plate.

If the shoes are is a bad way also then another link below.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-...T/303260234986

Rear pads if you need any.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-...P/292555579763
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I have an advisory, after m.o.t., that the brake discs are slightly worn!
Les, it's an advisory, in other words an observation at the tester's discretion. Every vehicle on the road has "slightly worn" brake discs! That doesn't make them dangerous or, indeed, in need of replacement.

As Ian has said, the correct way to determine brake disc wear is to measure its thickness and compare against the manufacturer's data. Your garage will not have done that because it's next to impossible without removing the wheels and they're not allowed to do that during an MOT test.

I'm afraid that this is an attempt by your garage to frighten you into spending money unnecessarily. But I must be wrong because they are "professionals" and should be trustworthy.

You do not need to do anything Les. Enjoy your car.

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Les, it's an advisory, in other words an observation at the tester's discretion. Every vehicle on the road has "slightly worn" brake discs! That doesn't make them dangerous or, indeed, in need of replacement.

As Ian has said, the correct way to determine brake disc wear is to measure its thickness and compare against the manufacturer's data. Your garage will not have done that because it's next to impossible without removing the wheels and they're not allowed to do that during an MOT test.

I'm afraid that this is an attempt by your garage to frighten you into spending money unnecessarily. But I must be wrong because they are "professionals" and should be trustworthy.

You do not need to do anything Les. Enjoy your car.

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I wish I were a clairvoyant like you Simon, and without viewing the car, and at a distance of 250 miles, determine there is nothing wrong with the brakes

Unbelievable as it may seem to someone as cynical as you, there might actually be a good reason there was an advisory issued, and when it comes to brakes, I'd say it would be prudent to actually check out what has been advised and not give this "advice"

"You do not need to do anything Les. Enjoy your car."

I've never heard such poor "advice" given........ever, you may even realise how foolish you have been on this occasion, and wish to retract the last sentence of your "statement of fact"

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The tourer I bought in November last year had the same sort of advisory, in in my ownership I add.

Nearside Rear Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Rear brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)


They were one of the first items I dealt with after purchasing.

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I also did the front even though the one on looked to be good, I cant help it I like to start afresh
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I don't like advisories, to me it is a fault full stop.
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Wow - you british take the MOT very seriously. In some Australian states, not even an annual check is required, only when you sell the vehicle.
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The tourer I bought in November last year had the same sort of advisory, in in my ownership I add.

Nearside Rear Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Rear brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)


They were one of the first items I dealt with after purchasing.

1

2

I also did the front even though the one on looked to be good, I cant help it I like to start afresh
3

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I don't like advisories, to me it is a fault full stop.
I think that's a bit harsh, things can be worn but still legal or fit for purpose such as brakes and tyres and as mentioned some get advisories for under trays. Just plucking figures out of the air, disc pads or tyres down to 5mm when new are 10mm and wear limit is down to 3mm, an advisory is a way of making the "driver" aware that things are on their way out and should be monitored or although still fit for purpose, changed.

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I think that's a bit harsh, things can be worn but still legal or fit for purpose such as brakes and tyres and as mentioned some get advisories for under trays. Just plucking figures out of the air, disc pads or tyres down to 5mm when new are 10mm and wear limit is down to 3mm, an advisory is a way of making the "driver" aware that things are on their way out and should be monitored or although still fit for purpose, changed.

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HI Ian.
I'm not trying to come across as harsh, what I am saying is if I have an advisory I like to deal with it not let it still be on the MOT the following year, we are all different, as I said I changed my discs in November but only recently I removed the rear drums and cleaned then out also gave them another coat of protective paint, and painted the calipers, basically keeping on top of the maintenance of owning a car.
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