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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Remove/Replace Front Brake Discs - 93 Brooklands


Is it easy to remove/replace the front discs on a 93 Brooklands? I have done this on other cars BUT someone said it's a 4-6 hour job on these cars.

I have a shudder under braking and need to either turn or replace the rotors. Probably will do pads as well.

Has anyone done this?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:57 PM
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If its any help
I had a shudder on my ss2 and rather than replace discs had them skimmed on car.
Yes you are right big bill for disc changes on these cars, so have a think about skimming discs if for occasional use.
So far a year up the line and great, when I researched skimming it is pretty normal in USA etc but not so in uk, my drive towards this was I had a 538 BMW with dodgy discs, took it back to non dealer garage, who had discs skimmed, no better, only because the discs had no run off in an older car, when they were sorted with on car disc lathe, PERFECT, It is strange has not taken off like USA. MMMMM Me thinks more money in garage for new disc fitting, good luck

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I live in France and I am not familiar with the concept of disc skimming. I am replacing my front disc rotors of my 1997 Bentley Turbo r
LWB, therefore I turned to Flying spares and Introcar. Although they offer top quality parts I think that their prices are a bit high. I would like to if it possible or advisable to use front brake rotors of the same sizes and dimension made by other manufacturers such as Bermbo, ATE, and so forth.


PS: I suspect that the European Union regulations should not accept skimmed or refurbished disc rotors
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 11:28 AM
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Brake discs may not be your problem. There are a few other things to look for and they may be adding to the pulsating pedal and all should be looked into.
1. Tire balance, loss of wheel weight.
2 Bearing wear
3. Disc should be checked with a dial indicator for run out.
4. Is there enough material to safely cut or skim the rotor?

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Hi Frank,

You have certainly the 340 mm disc/ rotor.
Not sure you will find any alternative, except from ATE but I don't have the reference.

For the pads, very particular for 340 mm , only made by ATE, I may be able to help you if you need pads too.

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If the disks need to be skimmed or replaced new pads will be required as the old pads will have worn to match the shape of the original worn discs.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 09:34 AM
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Yes Larry, I agree, new rotor or skimmed, new pads is an obligation

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