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Originally Posted by Inky
The life of the rotor depends on several factors:
1) Driving style/conditions-- The more and longer you brake, the more likely you are to warp them. (Accidentally driving with the e-brake on is a killer, too.)
2) Quality of the rotors
3) Weight of the vehicle-- This is the strike against the Sedona in this area; it's very heavy in the front.
4) Brake pads-- Replace them when you need to or you'll chew notches into the rotors.
5) Moisture-- I live in a desert so I'm not sure but I imagine that it's not good for metal to be constantly exposed to water. Of course, the water could also have a cooling effect which would actually be beneficial.
Finally, with less metal the rotor will be able to heat up faster and warp sooner. So, machining them could be counterproductive. I would replace them with something high-quality.
I don't know about the Sedona but the cheap rotors on my Voyager are at about 75K and still working very well.
Originally Posted by Carval
Hi! I have had my Kia Carnival (sedona) TDi 2,9 för about 30 months. during that time we ahve put ca 100000 kms on it.
the first two years it has been working great, but recently I have really lost confidence in the van: January 07, The head gasket blows. Feb 07, right hand side driveshaft. May 07, alternator and a very strange pulsating feeling in the steering wheel.
I wonder if it is the same pulsating feeling as was described eariler in this thread? In our van it is most obviuos at low speed and cold engine. If anyone have any ideas, I would welcome them! I know for a fact that this is not a break problem. It came out of the blue.
Power steering pump? Worn power steering fluid?
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