Thanks Dave for your assistance. I will see my indie soon with the car and have it jacked up to reinspect the 4 brake rotors, pads and all other parts. I reckon that if the rotors were at least 1cm thick, it would certainly last longer and allow more grinding down to occur and normal wear and tear. Mine look like they are about half of that and looks pretty thin. I changed to 94 regular unleaded and it seems to be running better than the 98 premium. Maye the PO has taken off the resistor under the washer tank???