1999 Porsche 911 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 78000 miles
Just purchased this car, it sat for a year in sunny San Diego outside under an awning. The rotors have a visible coating of rust. The car still stops evenly and without noise. After about 30 miles (to get it home) the rust has become lighter. The brake wear indicator light stays on.
I am trying to determine how much work is warranted. I could just take it to a shop and have all replaced, but I prefer to make things work that I have.
Is it worthwhile to have these rotors turned just slightly to get the rust layer removed ? or can I use some emery cloth ? or replace them all together ? I assume I need new pads or can I inspect, clean and measure ? If I replace, are OEM pads the best or go with or the ceramic, kevlar or organic (I like quiet, responsive, and minimum dusty brakes) -- see attached pictures.
This is a road car/daily driver no track work - I am over 50 and my hard driving days are over....
thank you in advance for your response !
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 9:51 AM