I have to replace the rotors on my 99 323 - they "are below spec". The dealer wants $350 PER ALXE. NO FRIGGING WAY... A local BMW/Mercedes Mechanic I have used will do all four for around 450. 4 hours labor they say...
How easy is it do do it myself? I have access to a full-service garage with a lift / every tool known to an ASE mechanic... I wouldn't think it would be that hard to take of the wheel, caliper, and rotor, but I haven't actually done it before... I have access to a Chilton's, but I doesn't list how to get the rotor off, it stops at the caliper/brake pad.
Also, any suggesions on good Rotors? A friend pointed me to bimmerparts.com, and they have 6-9 choices. Any difference with drilled rotors vs. solid ones? I don't drive like a maniac, but I do 'use' the cars capability from time to time...
Thanks in advance.
<span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>I don't drive fast,</span> <span style='color:red'>I FLY LOW</span></span>