Front Brakes, Done

No slots

If anyone wonders what PowerSlot rotors look like after 180,000 miles, please look above. Also notice the lack of slots. These were turned once and replaced today. Stuck with the EBC Green Stuff pads (just ask me, I will tell you I swear by them) and, too save a few bucks, I’m giving the Centric Premium Rotors a shot. A steal at Tire Rack for only $35 each (vs. the $80 for PowerSlots).

I’ve said this before, but doing the front brakes on a MINI is one of the easiest jobs there is. You only need a few tools and about an hour. If you need a refresher, check out this post at NAM written by Richard Lin for very detailed instructions. If you are also replacing your rotors, you should also check out this NAM post. It’s for an R56 with JCW brakes, but it’s exactly the same on the other cars.

Rears are next as soon as a bit more money comes in and I can get over to Harbor Freight to get the tool I need. I also want to flush the brake system and get new fluid in there, which I’ve not done on a MINI before. Should be fun!

Miles on the Odometer: 209,800

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