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Re: Scum Shield

Mike,  my splash shields came off when I put the bigger brakes on the car
and I had no problems until it rained,  Now they squeek and the rotor has
ruts in it that appear to be from #$%% caught in the pads.  I would say
put them on, they really do help keep the nasties out.  Unfortunately for
me they just won't fit on my car anymore.

Brendan Rudack			rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU
88' 90Q
Boulder, Colorado 

On Fri, 7 Jun 1996, Michael Spiers wrote:

> Took the front end of my TQ apart last night to see just how badly I tore apart
> my suspension & steering this winter (it looked real pretty, lemme tell ya -
> bent everything it seems.)  I've had this really obnoxious grating sound coming
> from the right front end for the better part of three months, just never had
> the time to bother looking before.  I found that the shield behind the rotor
> had been crushed (probably when the heap fell off the jack back in March during
> one of my multiple wheel changes) & was grinding against the rotor.  The metal
> had about worn thru in all the places it was touching...  Oops.  Anyhow, it's
> now in the garbage, & this weekend I'll be heading to the local boneyard to get
> a replacement.  Unless - is there any real detriment to leaving hte thing off?
>  I've got to get better brake cooling with them off, but I'm also guessing
> those guys do a good job of keeping mud & snow out of the wheel.  Then again,
> I'm running 17" wheels (two of 'em anyhow) so maybe those things are useless
> now anyway?  Basic question is, do I replace it or rip off the other one...
> -- 
> -Mike
> mikes@specnet.com
> mks107@psuvm.psu.edu
> 87 5000CS TQ - Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
> 84 5000S - Boulder, Colorado
> 90 80 - Bethesda, Maryland
> (hunting for the elusive Lago Blue '91 200Q)