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      11-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #18
United Kingdom

Drives: E92 335i M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Originally Posted by rsmallwo View Post
my dealer said rear brakes discs needed changing, my indy said "thats bollocks"

well, he actually said "Theres plenty of life in them"
hehe indeed, that's why you buy a digital caliper so you can measure them yourself beforehand and know if they need doing or not.
When they start on this BS, you should always ask them what the measured thickness of the disc and pads are. Heck a quick visual inspection will tell you if the pad is near minimum thickness (2-3mm) or if they are trying to get you to bend over. A big lip on the brake disc may indicate that the disc is getting near its limit. Nothing that requires any tools. (Well maybe a flashlight)