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I will start my 60000 mile maintance / I was planning in doing only brakes first / changing pads, etc. / winter is coming and, I need the car to have no problems, we live on a mountain , and my family rides in the truck /

1. Should I change the Rotors?

2. What type of pads should I use?

3. Any other parts, what else will I need?

4. I bought the Disco with 55000 miles, - MY FIRST ROVER -. I do not have past records. So I do not know the condition of this parts.

5. The truck rides excellent, and brakes react very good, but I can feel that I have to go farther down to break.

6. Type of brake oil?

7. Special tools?

8. Tips welcome, (I will use a rave cd, but experience is the best manual)

9. I will pull a trailer in a year or two.

Any help is appreciated, ..

thanks

Luis

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I will start my 60000 mile maintance / I was planning in doing only brakes first / changing pads, etc. / winter is coming and, I need the car to have no problems, we live on a mountain , and my family rides in the truck /

1. Should I change the Rotors?

2. What type of pads should I use?

3. Any other parts, what else will I need?

4. I bought the Disco with 55000 miles, - MY FIRST ROVER -. I do not have past records. So I do not know the condition of this parts.

5. The truck rides excellent, and brakes react very good, but I can feel that I have to go farther down to break.

6. Type of brake oil?

7. Special tools?

8. Tips welcome, (I will use a rave cd, but experience is the best manual)

9. I will pull a trailer in a year or two.

Any help is appreciated, ..

thanks

Luis

Hi Luis,

Here are my thoughts:

1. If the discs are in good ungrooved condition, I would leave them;

2. Standard pads will be fine, just make sure that you give the calipers a good clean, particularly the pistons, before you push them back in. Remember to take off the master cylinder cap before compressing the pistons.

3. A std pads fitting kit;

4. If in doubt, replace;

5. That's probably due to pad wear;

6. Dot 4. Might be worth doing a full change of the brake fluid. This will involve bleeding the brakes. As you have abs, it is more complicated I believe.;

7. None that I can think of, but make sure you have some high-meltpoint grease such as Copper-Slip;

8. After the new pads are fitted. Drive gently for 5 mins and do some light braking to settle the pads. Once this has been done, do a series of very firm braking manouvers from 60mph down to 30, back up to 60. Do this 10 ten times and your brakes will be well bedded-in.:

9. The vehicle is completely designed to brake safely whilst pulling a trailer. Just check the pads every 3 months for wear.

Hope that helps, if you have any doubts about being able to do this, let a garage do it. Brakes need to be done properly, your familys life might depend on it.

Cheers

Dave

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