[modern] SICP

I called SICP today, and suprised at the quote I recieved:

  • factory front disc pads @ $69.93

  • front rotors @ $34.99

Seems they have dropped thier prices as mentioned in an earlier post. A few
questions…

  1. does the list recommend factory pads?

  2. is it a good idea to replace the rotors on each pad replacement?

  3. should the guide pins be replaced each time

  4. I am experiencing a slight “run on” by the starter after the engine
    fires…maybe a second or two. Does this seem like the starter not diengaing
    immediately, or would the Crank Speed Sensor cause a similar situation? What
    is the going price for a CSS?

Thanks…Bruce Kain

'89 VDP “BLACK CT”

Hi Bruce

  1. does the list recommend factory pads?

Yes. Very much so.

  1. is it a good idea to replace the rotors on each pad replacement?

Depends on how much they’ve worn. If you want to be really precise you could
mic’ them, or perhaps run your fingers across the surface and feel for
grooves. If there is a large lip at the edge of the rotor, and wavy grooves
on the surface, the new pads will not perform very well until they have worn
to the profile of the rotor. The usual advice I have heard is that you can
change rotors every other set of pads. I wouldn’t turn them, though I’m sure
others do. I recently had new pads and rotors on the front at only 42K, and
the difference is absolutley stunning. Amazing how much better the pedal
feel is.

  1. should the guide pins be replaced each time

I don’t think there is any need to. Take them out and clean them well, look
for pitting or corrosion.

  1. I am experiencing a slight “run on” by the starter after the engine
    fires…maybe a second or two. Does this seem like the starter not diengaing
    immediately, or would the Crank Speed Sensor cause a similar situation?
    What
    is the going price for a CSS?

This sounds like something that requires actual mechanical skill, so I’ll
shut up. I think the Crank Position Sensor goes for around $70.

Kevin
93 XJ6 42K
65 IIA 109" SW

Bruce,
Those prices seem a little lower than the usual…but I bet
the rotors are brembo, not factory.
There is a difference…the factory rotors are cast much better
than the brembos.
The factory rotors were much smoother on my car than the brembos have
been.(it seems…)

I got ferodo pads from sicp, and they seem well made, but the brakes
are not, and have not been as smooth as they were when I first got
the car, but they have not cracked in half like some of the other brands
I tried!

I would replace the rotors with the pads…my rotors are getting a
bit of a sharp edge around the outside, and since the price is
reasonable, I would do the front rotors…its actually easier to do
so.

Check the pins and lube them. If they look bad, replace them.
They should be smooth and rust free.

The Crank Position Sensor has nothing to do with the starter, or running
on.
While its called a crank speed sensor, or a crank positive sensor,
its actually the Crank Position Sensor.
It tells the engine CPU when to fire the injectors and plugs,
but has nothing to do with the starter.

The starter problem could be a key switch problem, a relay problem,
or a very very rare starter problem.

If it is a starter problem, it could likely be serviced(cleaned and
lubed) as it sounds like the bendix is sticking…

Brett
1990 XJ6
…Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:42:26 -0400
From: Bruce Kain Lono@bigfoot.com
Subject: [modern] SICP
Sender: owner-modern@jag-lovers.org
To: modern@jag-lovers.org
Message-id: 000e01be8912$ce2991c0$65f64f0c@att.net

I called SICP today, and suprised at the quote I recieved:

  • factory front disc pads @ $69.93

  • front rotors @ $34.99

Seems they have dropped thier prices as mentioned in an earlier post. A few
questions…

  1. does the list recommend factory pads?

  2. is it a good idea to replace the rotors on each pad replacement?

  3. should the guide pins be replaced each time

  4. I am experiencing a slight “run on” by the starter after the engine
    fires…maybe a second or two. Does this seem like the starter not diengaing
    immediately, or would the Crank Speed Sensor cause a similar situation? What
    is the going price for a CSS?

Thanks…Bruce Kain

'89 VDP “BLACK CT”