Originally Posted by Loon1
Pads were in great shape. The front sensor wire had worn thru on one of the hard bends in the wire tripping the brake warning light. All I needed to do was replace the sensor. Damn it.
Never thought of the problem just being a sensor - kind of like the engine fire indication on an airplane - is there a fire and the engine should be shut down, or is it just the warning light system?
I actually discovered that with these big open spoke wheels we have that one can determine the wear or lack of it on the rotors, (after they have cooled off), just by feeling the height of the ridge around the perimeter of the rotor; also one can sort of determine the pad depth just by shining a flashlight in thru the spoke holes. If you cannot see much pad, then probably the pads are nearing the end of their useful life.
The link below is over to disco3 where if you look in the bottom left corner, you will find a pdf that is a small Excel spreadsheet that I made up listing brake parts vs dollar amounts. Do not pay much attention to the dollar figures but you can use it as a template for your own sources. The part numbers are for the most part correct for our V8 gasoline engine LR3's; and the jpg of the disc brake assembly below is off of Bodsy's site. Also on the link page is a picture of a Series LR and a very nice young lady exiting it.
DISCO3.CO.UK Photo Gallery - LR3 miscellaneous