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    hi, got my car car back from MOT and in the advisory section it says front discs slightly pitted. What does this mean??

    do i have to get them replaced or is it ok as i am totally broke and will be for a while...dont really want to spend money on the brakes if i can avoid.

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    pitting is a type of corrosion. HTH

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    Lots of little corrosion/rust pits (imagine like digging a shallow hole). EDITL or look at the link from Robbie!

    As it's only an advisory then they obviously weren't bad enough to fail - just keep an eye on them for getting worse.

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    is it an idea to get the old angle grinder out and give them a slight polishing/grinding just before the next time i go for MOT. Its been 8 months or so since my last MOT...and i dont want to get failed next time.

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    you could but i'd just get some new discs!

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    i understand there is a HOW 2 section on here that may tell me how to change myself....but in your opinion...how difficult or easy is it to change just front discs and pads??

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    I've not done it but I wouldn't think it was difficult at all mate. If I lived nearer I'd give you a hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatz View Post
    is it an idea to get the old angle grinder out and give them a slight polishing/grinding just before the next time i go for MOT. Its been 8 months or so since my last MOT...and i dont want to get failed next time.
    DO NOT EVER DO THIS TO YOUR DISKS. IF YOU GRIND THEM UNEVENLY YOU WILL CAUSE THEM TO SNATCH OR DISTORT. If they are pitted they will need to be replaced. for your own safty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatz View Post
    i understand there is a HOW 2 section on here that may tell me how to change myself....but in your opinion...how difficult or easy is it to change just front discs and pads??
    anyone else got any experiance?

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