R170 rear brake overhaul - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Performance MODS for the R170 Tuning and Performance modifications for your SLK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 01-01-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sheffield, UK
Vehicle: 02 200k. Black, manual, no performance mods... yet.
Other Toys: My dads 92 sl500
Posts: 22
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
R170 rear brake overhaul

Had my 02 200k in for a major service where I was advised it needed a "rear brake overhaul".

Not being the most mechanically minded person, I'm unsure as to what this entails, is it merely change of discs/pads, or a full strip down and rebuild of the brakes?

Any help or advice would be extremely appreciated

And a happy new year to ya'll!
brynevans6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 01-01-2013
Premium Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Atlanta
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 55; 2005 SLK 350
Other Toys: Several past R170's
Posts: 4,214
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 554 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 877 Post(s)
Thanks: 155
Thanked 507 Times in 468 Posts
Hard to say -- ask the mechanic what he saw? Typical brake service is just replacing pads, maybe rotors, and maybe flushing the fluid -- all of which are routine operations. The usual symptoms that would call for a more extensive brake overhaul are finding fluid leaking out of the calipers, or one or more sticking pistons in the caliper.
efair is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to efair For This Useful Post:
#3 Old 01-31-2013
Premium Member
 
Delucas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: KENT
Vehicle: MERCEDES SLK 171 - 09. - SLK KENT GROUP MEET - EVENT ORGANISER
Posts: 4,790
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 189 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1133 Post(s)
Thanks: 52
Thanked 343 Times in 321 Posts
Garage
Rear brake overhall could include rear brake pads , rear brake discs , rear in board brake shoes and adjusters / spring kit !

Merc include all spring / adjusters / spring retainer's etc included in the brake shoe kit if my memory serves me correct !

Plus brake flexy hose pipe which are common to crack / split .

Doubt callipers as callipers either work / bind ie dont release or leak !
Delucas is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > Performance MODS for the R170

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Center Console Removal lilred320SLK SLK R170 class DIY 29 08-02-2016 03:40 PM
Rear brake caliper looks bad duckman SLK R171 General Discussion 2 09-11-2011 07:56 AM
John's 3rd Brake Light Flasher : R170 Version!! UK-C200 SLK R170 General Discussion 11 08-29-2011 02:26 PM
R170 Black rear lights in UK + free black side repeaters SimonLockwood SLK Parts For Sale 1 04-06-2010 04:47 PM
Rear Brake Light Keeps "not working" SLKman SLK R170 General Discussion 8 09-07-2006 02:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.