Wow, an honest Service Advisor... Did you deck him?
However, see here:
There's quite a lot more to "warpage" than meets the eye.
Assuming the above Babcox article didn't help, heavier discs with a lot
more heat-sink area. Some recommend Brembo discs, pads and calipers, but
I've never tried them.
How fast are you going, anyway? Are you spiking the brakes coming off the
Mulsanne straight or somewthing?
Dang, tegger... Wish there was a symbol for "eyes glasing over" from the
I had the dealer resurface the rotors--their recommended fix (plus a
recommendation to drive slower...) Gosh, I wasn't going that fast... Hwy
55 in Idaho, pretty windy through mountains, passing cars (only when I had a
clear line of sight), only going about 110 max when passing, and really not
braking that hard. Odd thing was the shake in steering wheel when braking
was only occassional, less frequent after slowing down for a while, which
perhaps gives some credibility to the warpage being from high speed (or
maybe only being detectable at higher speeds). I am toying with the idea of
heavier brakes shortly, maybe like those sold via comptech (plus
supercharger for when the warranty gives out).
I replaced the problematic front rotors on our 2003 Accord V-6 with new
Brembo rotors about 30,000 miles ago and the new ones are still stopping
There are a hundred and one reasons why rotors can "warp". Tegger's
posted article is an excellent one. IMO some rotors are poorly made at
the factory and become warp/thickness variation prone.
Fortunately I'm equipped to do my own repairs, so swapping on a new set
of rotors is no big deal for me.
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