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Old 9th October 2016, 10:40   #271
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Life of brake disc and pad is totally driving dependent. I usually get very long life on my pads, but as a habit I check every wearing surface except clutch (not physically possible) with a vernier at every service, and change when wear is about 60% at the max 70 %. My current Polo has done 65,000 km. OE pads were having a lining 9 mm thick when inspected at 60000 km. When new the lining was 14mm Next inspection will be at 75000 km, and if lining is 6mm or lower they will be changed. Note that once wear reaches 60% it increases at a very fast rate, I think heat dessepation absorption reduces.
The two Innovas I used previously both returned a 90,000 km oe brake pad life. While one Indica 2005 model used for 3.25 Lakh km. First one lakh by me, and rest by staff with a dedicated driver needed 5 sets of brake pads, one set of discs, and one set of rear shoes till the car was sold.

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I have covered 63K on stock break pads, still I can use it for another 15 K easily. my vehicle is i20 crdi. I agree this is all depends on driving habits and traffic condition. I live in Bangalore.
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Replaced the first set of brake pads on my Polo GT during the 75k service. The pads still had some life left but didn't want to take a risk as the braking performance had reduced. Still on the stock discs though.
What? Stock disc after 75k kms in Polo?

My first replacement was at 7.5k kms. Now at 35k kms, signs of shuddering are showing up. Changed pads twice too.

Never changed rotors in any of my previous cars (they were sold in the range of 60-80k kms)..

They say thickness is reasonably okay, but there were signs of scoring. Not inclined on resurfacing and extending the life.

Does rotors require any sort of maintenance?

Also the service manager at Sundaram Motors claim there are two type of rotors available..one manf by TVS and other by VW. But when inquired, few say there is only one OEM option available. Mixed reviews for Brembo..not able to find Bosch outlets that deal with POLO Rotors.
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mine (etios liva gd) i replaced at 78k. as mentioned by most of the members, it all depends on the driving style and traffic condition.
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The stock disk pads on my 2005 Baleno are still good at 85k kms. Last week had them checked, but still has life for 10k kms as per the mechanic.

And to think that MASS had suggested replacing these at the 30k service. 😳 Bunch of crooks.
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Default Re: What was the average life of your car's brake pads?

I was getting some erratic screeching sound while normal breaking, which I initially thought due to tyre rubber getting hard, but then realized sounds are coming from the brake.

Sent the car to Nissan A.S.S., which they diagnosed that to brake disc wearing out.

My Micra petrol has run 33K and on stock break disk. The SA gave me a chart, which says greater than 22mm thickness is good, anything between 20 -22 mm is concerned and less than 20 mm needs immediate disc change. He said current brake disc thickness is at 19.85 mm.

As usual, they didn't have stock and the part will take some time to arrive from Chennai .

Just wanted to know, how bad is the condition? SA said, I can drive for 2k -3k, but should really try to avoid high speed panic braking.

Is the only way to measure brake disc thickness in a non-alloy wheel is to take out the wheel?
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