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Brakes A'Flame!

In message <961028171154.4406e305@siena.edu> SOP8920@Siena.edu writes:

> As I'm coming down the mountain, driving very spirited.. I noticed an
> incredible amount of Brake fade. The entire time I had been smelling hot
> brakes. This was amazing fade though.. pedal almost to the floor board... car
> hardly stopping.

A well-known phenomenon on Austrian mountain passes.  Either the brake fluid is 
too old (it's hygroscopic and should be replaced every two years maximum) or 
the wrong brake fluid has been used.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club