rusted rotors splitting?


  #1  
Old 11-09-02, 06:38 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Illinios
Posts: 258
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
rusted rotors splitting?

When I brought my rotors in to be turned as part of a front brake job the counter guy said I should buy new ones because the cooling slots of the rotors were rusted and they might split someday. I'd never heard of that and just thought he was trying to get me to buy new ones...

Anyone ever heard of this??
 
  #2  
Old 11-09-02, 06:49 PM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 12,304
Received 165 Likes on 128 Posts
I've never seen cooling slots on vented brake disks that WEREN'T rusted.
 
  #3  
Old 11-09-02, 08:21 PM
esaid
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
They are always rusty he as just trying to get you to buy a new set. the only time you do repalce them if they are warped or they are thin and could not be cut and if they cut them they will be thing and then they will split.
good luck
 
  #4  
Old 11-09-02, 09:42 PM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs down

Whoa Nelley.

Those are the cooling fins. If heavily rotted, the rotor's integrity is compromised. Pitch them for new ones.

Most times on many hubless rotors it can cost AS much to cut them as to buy new ones.

If they were heavily rusted, the parts guy was 110% right.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: