Am I correct in assuming that the torx screw in the rotor doesn't actually do anything? Why take it out then? BTW, what size is it? I'm about to do 4x pads and rotors on my Edge and from what I can gather, the Powerstop rotors do not have the torx screw in it. I figure I can just take the old rotor off and toss it, and put the new rotor on and not have to worry about any torx bolt.
PS: I don't really trash the rotors. I take them to recycler in town that will give you a few bucks for them. But I do regularly pollute our pristine Texas air with wafting clouds of smoke from a fine Don Rafael 7x50 Churchill.
You have to remove the screw from the rears. I have never seen one on the fronts. The screw is only for the assembly line to hold the rotor in place on the rear. In my video you see me toss the screws. Never to be seen again. If you do not remove the screw you will not get the rotor off.
Be liberal with the anti seize on the rotor caps where the wheel touches the rotor. You will appreciate it the next time you have to remove the wheels.
I turn my rotors over the Army garage as the funds go back into the garage to help pay for the tools and equipment I use. Helps keep costs down.
Going on all out on those rotors and pads. I just use the autozone duralast rotors and ceramic pads. Thankfully I generally only have to buy one set maybe two for the life of the Edge depending on how many miles I put on it.
Edited by macbwt, 29 January 2017 - 08:52 PM.