Scoring on rotors

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  1. shadow4478

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    got love amazon
    Any thought on this for a DIY?
    Much better then the Canadian tire dice block

    Compression tool
     
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    Meh, maybe overkill. Just keep firm/level pressure on the dice as you turn it, you get there. It's much better than needle nose pliers lol.

    I wouldn't entertain using anything but dealership purchased brake parts, but who knows. I just don't want to run the risk, something not fitting or whatever.

    I've only got a set of rear pads and shims for our 2010 (I'd screwed up the piston orientation, had beveled pad wear). Just at dealership parts counter, the pad set was $99.69 and shims (which were not really need but meh) were $16.77.
     
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    The dealer charged me $50 just for the shims, they come separate for the 2016 and up.
     
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    I've used aftermarket on occasions - pads seem fine, but put some wheel cylinders (drum brakes) which didn't last very well. Only problem was on my VOLVO ('90s), put aftermarket pads and had black wheels from then on - the genuines didn't dust much at all. And 21 spoke alloys - that's 84 spokes to clean!!!!
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    Lovely visibility.
     
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    There’s a 91 Corolla in the family I maintain. It’s got great visibility too:).

    Hard to believe that we advance certain things but regress on others :cool:.

    I’m just thankful the dual locking seat belts are a thing of the past(y).
     
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    And the '91 Corolla had a better back seat - the passengers could see out too, and a much, much bigger boot than today's. And a full size spare tyre.

    Today's would be a better drive by a long stretch.
     
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    Why'd that greenhouse style go by the way? I'm guessing crash standards? Or expense?

    All terrifically off-topic, and I might be the instigator. :oops:
     
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    Maybe glass got more expensive?
     
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    today, we got 3" of snow. they presalted, salted and post salted. my rotors and pad look fine at 68,000 though
     
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