MVS Forums member el_loco talks about his decision to replace his XC70′s pads and rotors himself:
My ’04 Xc70 has 107k miles and the rotors are just below minimum so I’ll be replacing them with new pads in the next couple of weeks. I understand that there are 2 sizes of rotors on this model and then, of course, corresponding pads so I need to know which are on mine before ordering parts.
1) I have not found any good write-ups for this pretty straightforward brake job, can someone point me in the right direction if there are one or more helpful resources out there (I do not have VIDA)
2) I mostly need torque specs for everything, especially and most urgently for the wheel lug nuts as I will pull a wheel to measure my rotors before ordering parts.
3) Are there any surprises I should know about (seals or O-rings or anything I might thrash and would want to replace as a matter of routine while I’m doing the front brakes)?