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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 (ericha@wrq.com)
    '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.....