How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask OnlineHelp Your Own Question

OnlineHelp
OnlineHelp, Mechanic
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 3423
Experience:  Mechanic
9051600
Type Your Car Question Here...
OnlineHelp is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Doing the brakes on a 1995 Range Rover...worn, that the metal..pads

Customer Question

Doing the brakes on a 1995 Range Rover. A friend told me that the brake discs are not intended to be surfaced if worn, that the metal of the disc is soft and will deteriorate rapidly after surfacing. He says that the usual routine for Rovers is to continue replacing pads until the disc is no longer usable then to replace.

I've never heard of any such thing. I've done hundreds of brake jobs on all types of vehicles and I have never encountered such. I cannot understand why a manufacturer would saddle equipment with parts which when repaired would obviously not give optimal performance.

The question is: Do I resurface (grind etc) a grooved disc or just drop in a new set of pads?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 4 years ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer.

 

I have resurfaced many rotors on the Rovers never had any problem with it either. Go ahead and resurface the rotor when replacing the pads.

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Additional question for clarification:

 

Can you think of ANY reason that one would not resurface overly-worn disc rotors on Rovers except for emergency conditions?

 

I thank you in advance for your considered opinion and also thank you for your prompt reply to the post above.

Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 4 years ago.

The only reason someone would not resurface the rotors is if the rotors are below the specified minimum thickness.

 

Which for your car is :

 

Brake Rotor Minimal Machining

.870 (In thousandths of an inch)
Application:
Front

 

Brake Rotor Minimal Machining

.460 (In thousandths of an inch)
Application:
Rear

OnlineHelp, Mechanic
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 3423
Experience: Mechanic
OnlineHelp and 20 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you again for your prompt answer, and especially for the supplemental information that I did not request but appreciate greatly.

 

XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX

Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 4 years ago.

You are welcome .

 

Thank you and have a great day.

 

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV. Dutch USA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka-Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/TedG/2012-6-15_14759_avaLarge.64x64.jpg Ted G.'s Avatar

    Ted G.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1596
    20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1311
    ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2367
    ASE Master Tech advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1906
    ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    942
    12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve7654/2012-6-5_215929_japic800x660.64x64.jpg Steve's Avatar

    Steve

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1980
    25+ yrs experience as a professional working technician; ASE L1 master technician