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Old 04-04-2013, 02:12 AM   #18
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When they machine/turn rotors, they take off a certain amount of material to make the rotors "true" again. No shop is going to take off too much material and put you back out on the road again with inadequate brakes. That's just a lawsuit waiting to happen. I've resurfaced rotors on my own vehicles over the years and had good luck with it. I've done it on lots of customer's cars over the years and had very few issues with it as well. (Unless, of course, they drive like they're on a road course). LOL

You shouldn't run into having to replace the brakes yet. Get as much as you can out of them. You paid for them. LOL
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #19
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I fail to see why using your e-brake at a light would save your brakes. BTW it's now called a parking assist brake.

The E brake is seperate from the regular brakes they do not touch the roter, thus when after hard braking useing the E Brake instead of regular brakes just to hold the car from rolling will keep the pads off the rotor letting them cool equally instead of staying hot under the pads when stopped after hard braking which may or may not cause distortion.

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:20 PM   #20
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The E brake is seperate from the regular brakes it does not touch the roter, thus when after hard braking useing the E Brake instead of regular brakes just to hold the car from rolling will keep the pads off the rotor letting them cool equally instead of staying hot under the pads when stopped after hard braking which may or may not cause distortion.
This is exactly the reason they gave me for using the e/parking brake.

I am surprised to have this issue though as I don't drive this car hard and I don't brake any harder than I ever have in any other vehicle I've owned. I've never had to slam on my brakes for any reason but sometimes there's just not enough time to gear down. Even coming down from highway speeds, the car slows enough on its own without needing the brakes or just limited use. I know my ABS has kicked in a few times, but that's due to snow/ice, not speed.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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We had I guy here that had to have his turned as well, GM won't replace them unless they've been turned once. He doesn't drive his car hard either its been a year and hes had no issues
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #22
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Once the rotors have heated/cooled a bunch of times and warped, that warp is "set". Turn the surface, get them true again, and they likely won't warp any further. At least, that was my experience .
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #23
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Finally got to test the brakes this past weekend after they were machined and they still vibrate when touched at highway speeds. I've called the dealer and it's going back in on Tuesday.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #24
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Dropped the car off this morning and the service fellow tried telling me GM will only machine the brakes 1 time. I completely understand that, however they'd better be fixed properly the first time and after only a month and first time getting it to highway speeds, still having them vibrate tells me they didn't complete the job 100%. Apparently they only did the front rotors, not the back...
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #25
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Dropped the car off this morning and the service fellow tried telling me GM will only machine the brakes 1 time. I completely understand that, however they'd better be fixed properly the first time and after only a month and first time getting it to highway speeds, still having them vibrate tells me they didn't complete the job 100%. Apparently they only did the front rotors, not the back...
I'd definitely stick to my guns till its fixed right or it will be one of those 1000 dollar bill non warranty repairs later if you don't feel like they're getting it call gm Canada and make sure your concerns are documented that's my opinion as I've found sometimes just cause u express concern to service advisor it doesn't mean it's noted in your file
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #26
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Well.....I got the car back yesterday and it wasn't the brakes. It was an issue caused by hungover boys not paying attention when changing the winters out......fixed now. Tested the brakes and they are all good.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #27
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What did they forget to do?!?!?
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:37 PM   #28
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Remove the spacers. In their defense though, nothing on any of my paper work from purchasing the winters or having them put on noted the spacers were there and I wasn't told when I picked it up after the install.

There were clips that came off with each tire and I questioned if there were spacers (just learning about them in the forum) but they couldn't see them.....
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #29
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LOL LOL
I know exactly what "spacers" you're talking about. The concentric rings for keeping the aftermarket wheels centred on the hubs! Hangovers and wheel swaps really don't mix, do they? LMAO
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #30
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Jason is pissed at me for sharing that...but honestly none of us knew they were there.

The really crappy part of it was how much they charged me to remove and remount the tires.

Could have 3+ changeovers completed just for that cost.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #31
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I should clarify my reply. I was not laughing at Jason. I was laughing at myself as I almost did that on my V6 a few years back. And me a licensed mechanic! LOL
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #32
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Laugh at him, yell at him, it's ok, I did.....

Ahhh, good thing you caught yours, that could be embarrassing!
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LMAO!!!!
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