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mwalsh
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Original Brakes at 70K

Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:44 am

Front right:

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Front left:

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Rear right:

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2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
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LED shifter.
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AV L2 EVSE.

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mwalsh
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Re: Brakes at 70K

Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:49 am

Front right is the worst for wear and I'm not sure about letting it go another 5k, so I'll probably change them out sooner than later.

Reason I pulled the wheels off to double check - this weird score line on the left front rotor. I would have said nowadays that was due to the friction material being completely worn down, which obviously isn't the case. Back in the olden days (when such a thing was common) I would have said it was the friction material worn to the rivets. But of course friction material is no longer riveted in place, so I'm at a bit of a loss as to explain it. It has no depth to it, so not an issue when it comes to turning the rotor, but it bothers me that it's there in the first place.

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2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:36 pm

Did you measure rotor thickness? The LEAF has ceramic pads so I suspect the rotors will be close to minimum thickness by the time the pads are worn out. My experience on two SUVs with OEM ceramic pads was that pads and rotors on all four wheels were worn out at about 75k miles so I expected the LEAF brakes to last a lot longer. The light scoring is no concern (some debris probably got caught between pad and rotor).
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Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:48 pm

GerryAZ wrote:Did you measure rotor thickness? The LEAF has ceramic pads so I suspect the rotors will be close to minimum thickness by the time the pads are worn out. My experience on two SUVs with OEM ceramic pads was that pads and rotors on all four wheels were worn out at about 75k miles so I expected the LEAF brakes to last a lot longer. The light scoring is no concern (some debris probably got caught between pad and rotor).


I figured debris or maybe a spot on the pad where there was a substantially harder piece of pad material.

I have not measured rotor thickness yet.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

estomax
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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:55 pm

dude those brakes look fine and not that worn at all. are there noises or vibration coming from them? i would leave them be if not. you know if it aint broke...

Marko
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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:27 am

I am at 92K miles on my 2011 SL. My brake pads look identical to those pictured.

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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:34 am

estomax wrote:dude those brakes look fine and not that worn at all. are there noises or vibration coming from them? i would leave them be if not. you know if it aint broke...

Marko


I think the recommendation calls for 5mm of material left and I'm at about 5mm on all three wheels except the front where I'm down to 3mm. I've bought the replacements already and will keep an eye on them for the time being.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:25 pm

do the leaf brake pads have a low pad sensor in them? is there a little wire coming out of the pad going into a harness connector? that is how to know when it is time to do brakes usually :)

i didn't see it in your pics but you weren't trying to take a picture of them.

like below for example:
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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:38 pm

LEAF does not have pad wear sensors.
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Re: Original Brakes at 70K

Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:48 pm

GerryAZ wrote:LEAF does not have pad wear sensors.


Do you happen to know if they have a tale tell tab?
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