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Should I replace or resurface rotors

Is the proper procedure to replace the rotors when servicing the front brakes? Pads down below 4MM, dealer says to replace rotors - makes for an expensive first time brake job on a 21K mile car. No vibration under pedal today.

Is it necessary to always replace rotors when replacing brake pads?

My brake pads wear indicator light just came on.   Took it to dealer who said they generally always suggest replacing the rotors when replacing the pads.   That's sounds $trange to me.  I am sure if they were real worn, sure.  But 'always'?






Refinishing 987.2 base brake calipers

Hi, I'm wondering if there is a preferred method for refinishing black anodized brake calipers. My car is in overall great shape with exception of the brake calipers which have faded to silver, and the wheel lugs which are accumulating a bit of rust in spots.   I've searched the blogs and have seen multiple recommendations for painting in red.  However, I'd like to keep my little Boxster stock.  I'm attaching a picture:

Thanks for any assistance!  Sincerely, John

981 Boxster S - Questions about changing rear brake rotors

Now that the 981/991 cars with the electric parking brake have been around for awhile I am hoping someone has an answer to a couple of questions.

I have been studying the 981 WSM and noticed two things on which I would appreciate some input.

1) In order to replace the rear rotors the electronic parking brake must be put in the "service position".  Of course the WSM says to use the PIWIS Tester to do so.  Is there another solution, such as Durametric, or something "onboard" (for example, my Mercedes has a means of doing this using an "onboard" system).

987 Brake pad sensors. When to replace?

Getting ready to replace front brake pads and rotors.  Shop recommends replacing wear sensors as well.  Neccessary or just overly zealous/cautious?


Boxster squealing

There is  a squeal coming from the driver side rear of the car. Sounds like metal on metal. Sound starts about 15mph and stays the same after that. It does not change when weaving side to side or when appling the brakes. Sound is not engine rpm related, Sound stops abruptly when you slow to about 14 mph. Brake pads look ok as do the rotors. my mechanic sanded a spot on one of the rotors and the sound went away for about 200 miles. Then it came back. He suggests replacing the rear brake pads. I am at a loss.

Brake suggestion for Boxster S 2005

I have a 2005 Boxster S and my mechanic suggsted that I change my brakes as they have like 5-7 K left. hat brakes should I get? ones from the dealer or does someone have a better option or manufacturer/site I should get them from. I am not a fan of dealer prices!

my 2002 Boxster S is displaying a break fluid light and a PSM off light.

my 2002 Boxster S is displaying a break fluid light and a PSM off light. This originally occurred while I was returning from some aggressive street driving and driving slow through the city so that the cooling fan was operating. I had to have my water pump replaced and the dealer checked the car for problems related to these lights. They found no trouble. I have since had the lights recur while I was doing some aggressive driving and a curvy backroad. When they turned on, I pulled over and checked the break fluid level and it was at the max Mark.

brake fluid flush

Model: Boxster-S, Year:2005, Mileage:22540, Type of use:Both Street & Track
On 2005 Box-s, with PSM, PASM, and Sport chrono. Must car be connected to service computer to flush brake fluid?


Model: boxster, Year:2001, Mileage:32000, Type of use:Street use only
Which brake pad would you recommend? The car is primarily my daily driver... Thanks


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