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Change front brake disc

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Hi all, i'm new here and thank you all for the contributions of valuable knowledge here.

 

This section helps alot as my brake indicator lights up. I just bought a 2005 CLS350 less than 2 months ago.

 

If I may ask, according to the warranty serving working I went to, they suggest that I change brake rotors as it can't be skimmed anymore - which estimated to be $1k-2k, but I only changed brake pads first - 2 Front Brake Pads and sensor cost me $200. They diagnosed and mentioned something about "brake pressure reservoir" that needs to be changed also if not the light will still come on, and cost probably also about $1800.

 

My question is: What is this brake pressure reservoir about? Because all these under wear-and-tear so they don't come under the warranty. And after a check based on what I read in this forum, the price that the warranty workshop quoted me seems to be quite expensive - to be confirmed though.

 

Thanks for reading.

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Hope this infro helps.

Brake fluid level -

! If you notice that the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the MIN mark or less, check the brake system immediately for leaks. Also check the thickness of the brake linings. Contact a qualified specialist workshop, e.g. an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately.

Do not add brake fluid. This does not correct the error.

Only check the brake fluid level when the vehicle is stationary and on a level surface.

he brake fluid level is correct if it is between MIN marking ; and MAX marking : on the brake fluid reservoir.

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Thanks blackmerc for your info. I am checking now, could find the brake fluid reservoir. But I notice something like that on the front and saw the brake fluid word though, without seeing the max or min level.

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Is the brake disc the same for c coupe and c class? Just got my discs from goldenlink. Thinking of getting the coupe...so dunno whether to keep or what.

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what is this? I got one of this and I have no clue what is this box?

Thanks blackmerc for your info. I am checking now, could find the brake fluid reservoir. But I notice something like that on the front and saw the brake fluid word though, without seeing the max or min level.

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what is this? I got one of this and I have no clue what is this box?

i guess it should be the ABS unit

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Thanks blackmerc for your info. I am checking now, could find the brake fluid reservoir. But I notice something like that on the front and saw the brake fluid word though, without seeing the max or min level.

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This is the SBC pump. Sensortronic Brake Control.... This thing cost about $2000 to replace and heard its common to break down.

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I don't know either. Well it seems I'm going to have huge damage to replace the parts.

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Mmm.... good lobang , thanks for the thread.

My w211 is due for front brake pad and disc change.

 

Can anyone confirm GoldenLink has the stock for the front disc <think they are drilled right ?> and ceramic pad. Thanks.

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Hi any idea what rotor to match with ceramic brake as its time for me to change mine. Thanks

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This is the SBC pump. Sensortronic Brake Control.... This thing cost about $2000 to replace and heard its common to break down.

 

Thanks Teriyaki! I went to search SBC pump and came across a previously discussed topic on this in specific model discussion.

http://www.sgmerc.com/topic/6010-sbc-pump-forw211/

 

Hmm, after reading I went to C&C, the service associate told me that while it is under warranty, it still depends on manufacturer approval with regards to my car previous service history with C&C. Being the 3rd owner, I was told this car was last sent to C&C in year 2010. Lol. Trying my luck means parking my car there for a week while they check with manufacturer (if not approved and I don't wanna change will incur labour of $300+). If I pre-approve them to change even if manufacturer comes back saying no FOC change, it will cost me about $4000 for the pump.

 

Workshop outside charge me about $2700+. Is it worth the peace of mind spending the $4000? *Headache*

 

Anyway this updates is for friends here still haven't gotten answer on SBC. Seems like they discountinued for most models except for lower volume higher end models like Maybach, SL and SLR. They recalled 1.3 million vehicles in March 2005.

 

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051216/FREE/51216010&SearchID=73232069810043

 

Those that still have it in good working condition. Enjoy, because it seems like an expensive but good technology.

 

Lastly, my apology. Because since now I realize this is a brake system issue, it shouldn't be in this thread for too many times!

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OK, confirmed Goldenlink has ATE ceramic brake pad for W211 @ $150 - 160 a pair.

OEM front disc cost $200 - 210 a pair (not drilled).

 

I'm going to get these ATE ceramic brake pad. Improve braking and less dust !

 

Funny thing is that there is after-market front disc available too and cost only $100 a pair.

 

Anyone tried after-market front disc ?

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OK, confirmed Goldenlink has ATE ceramic brake pad for W211 @ $150 - 160 a pair.

OEM front disc cost $200 - 210 a pair (not drilled).

 

I'm going to get these ATE ceramic brake pad. Improve braking and less dust !

 

Funny thing is that there is after-market front disc available too and cost only $100 a pair.

 

Anyone tried after-market front disc ?

Don't get the generic ones...they tend to get uneven easily after a hard brake. Your steering will vibrate every time you brake....needs skimming every now & then, lifespan becomes shorter quicker. Not worth the hassle bro.

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Noted bro jtang, thanks for the advise.

Guess as much too. But the price difference is hard to ignore.

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Sorry newbie question. Brake pad got how many piece in w212 front and rear? So u guys mention a pair meaning?

Thankyou

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Sorry newbie question. Brake pad got how many piece in w212 front and rear? So u guys mention a pair meaning?

Thankyou

1 pce each on the left and right side for the front.

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1 side consist of 2 pcs.

So front, left and right = 2 x 2 = 4 pcs

Back, left and right = 2 x 2 = 4 pcs

 

pic for idea only, not actual item.

 

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i am servicing the car now and see'n'see mechanics called and asked if i wanted to change the front and back pads for around $900. Damn, might as well get a BBK

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Thanks guys. So I neeed to purchase 4 pair for front and rear. Am I right?

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Thanks guys. So I neeed to purchase 4 pair for front and rear. Am I right?

 

Yeap. Its packed as 4 pcs (left and right) in the box. So cannot get it wrong.

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Front and rear cannot get wrong/....left and right is the same

Yeap. Its packed as 4 pcs (left and right) in the box. So cannot get it wrong.

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Sorry to bring this up.

Where can I find drilled rotor for my stock w212 brake? Front

Thanks guys

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I just fix the ATE Ceramic Brake pad @ 3pm today but @ 4.30pm i went back to buy the original brake pad & Disc.

I dont like the ate brake pad i find the braking isnt the effective.

I will change back to the original brake pad.

 

Sorry its just my point of view.

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Bro, think you need to bed-in the disc and pad first.

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