Did you know?5.3L 'Vortec' 5300 V8 with Active Fuel Management, 320 hp (239 kW).
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8. Unless your rotors are deeply scared from a worn brake pad, they usually don’t need to be turned. Drilled and vented rotors must be turned on a different kind of lathe and will probably cost you more to do.
Quick question, I was reading through the tech section on how to change brake pads (gonna attempt to do this one on my own) and one step I am not sure about..."6. Inspect the caliper operation. Notice: Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure to support the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brake hose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage to the brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak."What exactly does it mean to support the caliper with wire? Does it mean I just shouldn't let it hang down by the brake line? And while I have your attention, from what I've read Avs come with ceramic pads, is that what I should put on again?
Gotcha, thanks for the quick response! I went to Autozone yesterday to check em out, they had semi-metallic ones and ceramic ones, ceramics were about $15 more, but after reading some threads on CAF I think I am going to go with the ceramics, the other ones are messy...
I went to AZ when I got mine and did them. they told me it came with ceramic so that's what I got.
Did any of the bolts give you a hard time? Trying to decide whether or not to pick up a break bar while I'm out...
Bolts usually come very easy. Get yourself a 4" C-Clamp to keep the pistons "IN" once the assembly is removed from the discs.