[MR2] OT: recommendations for a good independent mechanic in Baltimore area?
bpeitzke at netwood.net
Tue Mar 8 18:05:49 EST 2011
That's been my policy for years - I tolerate moderate wear patterns; replace
the rotors when they get too bad. I just found rotors on RockAuto.com for ~
$45 each. Wonder how much they are at their local Lexus dealer! I flush
the brake fluid every other pad change; this lets me go many years between
caliper rebuilds without sticking & abnormal wear.
I'm sending my daughter & son-in-law an email with these recommendations.
Still hoping for a mechanic recommendation - I'm not gonna pack tools on my
next visit; they don't even have jack stands or a floor jack.
From: Bob Schultz [mailto:bob-schultz at comcast.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 2:39 PM
To: 'Bob Peitzke'
Subject: RE: [MR2] OT: recommendations for a good independent mechanic in
You shouldn't have to turn the rotors on any Toyota...
Only replace if the rotors pulse or went metal on metal
Just did it on a 4runner
If they don't pulse, just pad slap it.
Bendix $39.95 at advance for the 4runner after an online coupon.
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 5:33 PM
To: mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: [MR2] OT: recommendations for a good independent mechanic in
My older daughter has a 2007 Lexus RX-350 that needs a brake job; the dealer
quoted $435 for front pads, rotor resurfacing & hydraulic fluid flush. Wish
I were close enough to do it for her.
Wonder if anyone could recommend a good & honest mechanic in the Baltimore
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