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Old 10-31-2003, 05:43 PM
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Question 1998 ML 320 brake pads

I am getting ready to replace my front and rear brake pads. I have read how to do the front ones but nothing on the back. Is it the same procedure?

Also, there is a very small lip around the edge of the front rotor. Is this normal or do I need to replace them?

Any comment on using Mintex brake pads?

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Old 10-31-2003, 06:15 PM
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It's normal to have somewhat of a lip on the edge of the rotor, yes. If the lip is too deep you may want to measure the rotor thickness. MB doesn't recommend machining the rotors. If the thickness is still acceptable just reuse the rotors and don't worry about machining.

The rear about the same as the front, yes. Just 2 bolts holding the rear caliper to the bracket, takes a 13mm wrench to remove the 2 bolts.

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If your rear brakes are disc also then it is the same procedure basically.

As for the lip, you may need to have your rotors lathed. Also check your rotors for minimum thickness....
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Gilly knows more than I do so if he says do not machine the rotors, then do not.
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It's normal to have somewhat of a lip on the edge of the rotor, yes. If the lip is too deep you may want to measure the rotor thickness. MB doesn't recommend machining the rotors. If the thickness is still acceptable just reuse the rotors and don't worry about machining.

The rear about the same as the front, yes. Just 2 bolts holding the rear caliper to the bracket, takes a 13mm wrench to remove the 2 bolts.

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Thanks for the input. Any comment about Mintex brake pads?
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Old 10-31-2003, 06:30 PM
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Don't know much about them, I've heard others talk about them. Aren't they the kind that produce less brake dust? Either way. If you already bought them, use them, I recommend the factory pads, but, you know, whatever....

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Old 10-31-2003, 06:31 PM
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Personally, I only use the ATE pads since these are the only ones that do not squeck for me. Lots of dust but I have the car washed regularly so I do not mind.

I could not tell you about Mintex since I have not tried them.
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Old 10-31-2003, 07:46 PM
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Mintex brake pads are EXTREMELY popular among ML owners. Extended life, reduced dust, reduced cost, and no noise -- the best of all worlds...

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Old 11-01-2003, 01:42 AM
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You rotors should meet the minimum spec that is on the rotor itself with an additional .5 mm if you are changing the pads.
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