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Venting - Grumble, Grumble

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CDN_Cruiser, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. CDN_Cruiser

    CDN_Cruiser

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    I just got off the phone with the Lexus dealer - I really need a garage to do my own work! Synth oil change, fix Airbag light and *gulp* need to redo all 4 rotors and pads (had this done with OEM parts but non-Toyota dealer within 25,000KM) - pads yes, but rotors ?! = C$2,500!

    What fun. Keep dry all those to the Southeast.

    Cheers, Hugh
     
  2. Scamper

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    Sounds like a major hosing to me. I don't know what C$2500 equate to these days ($1800? ish), but the rotors and pads should be no more than $600US. You can figure the rest is: 8qts of oil and a light bulb, then a ton of labor. Yeah...you need a garage, or a local mech that will treat you better.
     
  3. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Hugh, rotors don't normally die that quickly. Why do they say you need them? ???
     
  4. CDN_Cruiser

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    I agree waaaay toooo soon. They said the rear was from worn pads rubbing the rotors (strange absolutely no sound, but remember my brake fluid was low ~ 1month ago) and frnt rust bands (they said lack of use) that wore pads and then the rotors. I have all the rotors, I'll have a closer look when I'm back in town after the weekend.

    I did buy some very fancy Toyota windshield wiper blades - very nice :D

    One question - How should I treat the new pads and rotors. Do I hammer them to 'seat them', take it easy,....?

    Cheers, Hugh
     
  5. IdahoDoug

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    I put new Toyota rotors on about a year ago myself for $320. The rears took about 20 minutes per side (rotors slide off the wheel studs with a single hammer whack). The fronts required a wheel bearing repack and took about 30 minutes per side. I think I pay about $40 for a pair of Toyota pads, so around $400 total. I'd think the airbag light would be warranted as it's part of your vehicle's passive restraint system. And my Mobil 1 oil changes cost me about $45 with fresh Toyota filter. So, you're getting nicely hosed. Try going to a Toyota dealer instead of the Lexu$ dealer.....

    IdahoDoug
     
  6. MTNRAT

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    If you cannot find a good mech out east come to Fernie B.C.. I have a great mech that is very fair. He put in new 4.88s front and rear and did the birfs for $898.50 cdn. labour. Check with other cruiser people in your area 40s 60s whatever. They will know where the good mechanics are. You don't need a dealer.
    Sean
     
  7. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    [quote author=MTNRAT link=board=2;threadid=5410;start=msg42837#msg42837 date=1063947134] You don't need a dealer.
    Sean
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    Oh, really?........... :'(
     
  8. MTNRAT

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    OH, except for parts of course. :doh: :whoops:
    Sean
     
  9. landtank

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    [quote author=IdahoDoug link=board=2;threadid=5410;start=msg42831#msg42831 date=1063946578]
    The rears took about 20 minutes per side (rotors slide off the wheel studs with a single hammer whack). [/quote]


    For what it's worth there is 2 threaded holes on those rear rotors so you can thread in a couple of bolts and use it as it's own puller. Works pretty slick.
     
  10. Desertmaster

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    CDN_Cruiser,

    If I were you I would drive my truck over to a Toyota dealership and have them quote you on the work, you will be amazed how much $$$ you are going to save, I learned this one the hard way.

    I know you have the Lexus emblem, but they can reference the parts for you and perform the job without any issues.


    Hope this helps

    Al
     
  11. CDN_Cruiser

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    Yes, I've tried to go to a Toyota dealer, but they generally will not touch the truck. I think they have likely been given 'guidance' that they can't divert the work from Toyota (no LC sold in Canada). That being said, I have had it serviced up at our cottage for C$65/hr (~US$45), bit no competing Lexus dealers!

    Cheers, Hugh
     
  12. IdahoDoug

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    You might also find that the Lexus and Toyota dealerships are owned by the same person - common in the U.S.
     
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    From what i understand 80's seem to go through pad quite often how come no one makes cross drilled rotors? the 100's have them?
     
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