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Re: 200 qw front pads update
These were only on the 1991 Audi 200 Quattro and a few (first 2?) years
of the V8. They combine a many great features:
1) great tendency to warp
2) great difficulty in turning on a lathe to fix warp
3) great expense to replace when they warp
I believe a "standard brake job" which would be rebuilt rotors and
new pads (not changing calipers?) would run you about $1000.
They do stop really well. Also, for me anyway, the warping hasn't
ever gotten that severe. It just comes and goes.
-Eric Harman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
'91 200 Quattro sedan (for sale)
'90 Mazda 626 Touring Sedan GT
soon?: Legacy Sport Sedan or Maxima SE or ES300?
>On Thu, 16 May 1996, Alex Kowalski wrote:
>> Trisha Bethen wrote:
>> > Pardon my ignorance.....what does UFO stand for? ....blame
>> > Clinton-baby and his cronies for that one.
>> Trish, the brakes that you are blaming Bill Clinton for being too expensive are something a little different
>> than your Mustang's. They are internal-caliper brakes. The caliper is on the inside, the rotor on the
>> outside (it's in the archive). It is a special design tried by Audi on some of its high-performance cars that
>> has had a spotty track-record and has been very expensive for some of this list's contributors. Theoretically
>> it was supposed to work much better, but in practice it often hasn't. I don't think the President had much to
>> do with this particular problem.
>> Best Wishes,
>> Alex Kowalski
>> '84 4KQ
>Were these on all 84 4KQ's? My son's Q does not have them.....