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Disc brake rotor wear limits

What is the minimum disc thickness recommended on the front brakes of a Mercedes 240 E class estate, 1999 model year please?

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Hi,depends your chassis number,if 210.055 your front disc thickness is 28mm,wear limit was 25.4mm,if 210.004,010,020,035,037 your disc is 25 mm. wear limit is 22.4mm,ty

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