C55 Rear Discs

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by terrymcg, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. terrymcg

    terrymcg Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Perth, WA.
    Car:
    W164 ML 320CDI
    Just after a quick bit of help if anyone can!

    Why are the rear discs on my C55 always like this, even after driving. Both sides are the same. The discs are hardly worn at all. The do work and are not siezed.

    Is it normal on a C55 or what is a possible cause?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Terry
     
  2. AMGeed

    AMGeed Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    13,070
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Location:
    Bournemouth/Poole Dorset
    Car:
    2014 E63 Biturbo
    To me,that looks like the pads have been worn down to the rivets at some time in the past and scored the discs.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. OP
    OP
    terrymcg

    terrymcg Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Perth, WA.
    Car:
    W164 ML 320CDI
    The pads have plenty left on them, although thats not to say it was not the old pads that did it!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    terrymcg

    terrymcg Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Perth, WA.
    Car:
    W164 ML 320CDI
    Good call by the way!
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. kth286

    kth286 MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,923
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Location:
    Caversham Berks
    Car:
    E320 Coupe
    that's one side of the discs - what's the other sides like.

    just wondering if calipers are pushing pads evenly (on both sides of discs).
     
  6. OP
    OP
    terrymcg

    terrymcg Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Perth, WA.
    Car:
    W164 ML 320CDI
    Just run my fingers down the back and they are exactly the same both sides
     
  7. LTD

    LTD MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    5,526
    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Car:
    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Is there a possibility that road grit (from the winter) got trapped between pads and disk and wore the patterns ?
     
  8. BenzedUP

    BenzedUP MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,112
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2005
    Location:
    London & Surrey.
    Car:
    NA
    I'd just change them to be on the safe side as they don't look normal to me, not on mine anyway!
     
  9. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    16,109
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Car:
    2005 W215 CL500.
    Rear brakes do so little braking I wouldn't worry unduly.
     
  10. donubenz

    donubenz Active Member

    Messages:
    237
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Location:
    Grimsby
    Car:
    w211 r230
    Can't see the pads in the image but assume they are OK. If it worries you get the discs and pads changed. If you just fit new pads they will wear down to suit the groves in the disc eventually and be no different from what you have already. As stated I would just carry on, not an MOT failure!
    Don
     
  11. OP
    OP
    terrymcg

    terrymcg Active Member

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Perth, WA.
    Car:
    W164 ML 320CDI
    I am not really worried about it guys, just looks gash! Not really part of the AMG image, rusty old rear discs! Its bad enough MB never fitted the C55 with AMG calipers so will have to do something about it!
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.