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Re: Front brakes on a 100Q
If you are mechanically inclined, this is an easy job.
I haven't done this on my audi yet but I can offer few hints from
other cars that I have done this on:
1- Need jack stands
2- Typically there are couple of bolts holding the front calipers on.
You may need a torque wrench or some kind of breaker bars to get
them lose. On some cars (rear wheels of bimmers) allen bolts
are used. You need proper wrench.
3- On some cars the discs are held by an allen type screw. Need allen
4- You need to open the brake calipers as wide as possible and then
insert the pads. If not the caliper do not fit over the disc.
I think most auto part stores have a proper tool to get
the calipers open. You need to open the reservoir cap in case
the brake fluid rises and need to drain out. (I have not seen
5- Don't breath the brake dust as much as possible
6- torque the bolts. Remember to torque the lug nuts to
prevent possible warpage of the discs.
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue May 25 15:04:33 1993
> Subject: Front brakes on a 100Q
> To: quattro@aries.East.Sun.COM (Quattro Mailing List)
> Date: Tue, 25 May 93 17:56:19 EDT
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> I'm about to folishly try to save some money be replacing the
> front brake pads and rotors (yes, they're shot) on my '89 100Q.
> Before I embark on this project, are there any special tips
> I shuold know about these brakes in particular?
> Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
> Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
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> Only my cat shares my opinions, and she doesn't use brakes.