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Originally Posted by Eric S.
Get yourself the proper allen wrench (6mm or 7mm, I cannot remember) and you can easily replace the rotors. I got all 4 genuine Brembos (OEM-style, not slotted or drilled) from getcoolparts.com for $194 shipped to my door. That's for a 540. If you have a 528, it will likely be less than that, because the 540's rotors are bigger than the I-6's pre-2001.
I don't blame you for trying to mic the rotors and I wish you well. I'm just trying to provide the most economical fall-back plan I knew of.
Originally Posted by ozarkmark
OK - my brake pad wear indicator light is on and I just ordered some new pads and new brake wear lines. The dealer wants $500 to do this which would require new rotors in their estimate. Yea. I am not convinced the rotors are worn enough for replacement but I wil inspect further.
I am thinking I could do this myself. Are there any special tools?
Plan B is for me to take it up to Midas and have my trusty guy there put them on for me. He installed my direct bolt on exhaust catalytic converter and it is perfect.
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