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2004 S80 Brake Job

Old 05-02-2005, 12:05 AM
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Default 2004 S80 Brake Job

I am in need of my first front brake job. I have been told that you have to do the rotors and brakes on this model because of how the brakes wear the rotor. I was told the rotor can not be turned. The quotefor the front brakes id approx $450.00. I own this car and want to take good care of it, but wow is this right andcan I expect the same for the back brakes when they need replaced or is all of thisjust bad info that I have been given???
Old 05-02-2005, 01:18 AM
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Default RE: 2004 S80 Brake Job

If the rotor is within the thickness of specs then you can just put pads on.
That is correct about not turning the rotors.
But incorrect about not being able to just put pads on.

The dealers will just put pads on as long as it is within specs.
Old 10-27-2007, 10:35 AM
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How many miles have you got? My S60 has only 22,500 miles on it and the mechanic is telling me the same thing - pads and rotors! Doesn't seem to make sense...
Old 10-28-2007, 06:37 PM
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Hi Chasman. I have recently taken my '04 S80 in for its 36000 mileService (in Spain), but it was actually over 37k by the time the garage could book it in. I was VERY concerned about my brakes, as I was still running on the original-from-new ones, and being an Auto, there's obviously much more wear on them.
However, the garage checked them, and told me that there was so much meat left on them, that I would get at least another year out of them, and they would check them again on my Sept '05 service.
Seems unbelievable: around 48 thou out of pads, but the garage could have made a feweasy shekels out of me, so have no reason to doubt them. When I had my24k service, I asked my UK garage about the condition of the brakes, and they told me that 36+k was a perfectably normal life span, as there's (and I quote) some gizmo on 80's, that applies equal braking forcesto all wheels, and therefore pad-wear is not onlymuchreduced, but front and rears pads should more-or-less die around the same time. Hope that this helps. I do"try" to read the road conditions, whereas most of the Spanish seem to stop by running into the back of the car in front - suppose they think that thissaves wear and tear on their brakes. Bestest. Mike.
Old 10-28-2007, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: 2004 S80 Brake Job

Just re=read my mail - SHOULD have said, my 2008 service. Silly me!
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