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86 tqw brakes
Frank J. Bauer
dassault systemes of America email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 86 tqw brakes
greetings to all:
recently the yellow brake warning triangle from the computer display on my
86 tqw started illuminating continuously (with ignition on, of course.)
since i had just fixed something (i think it was new abs sensor caps) i
assumed it was the usual audi gremlin that transports freely from the brake
fluid system (blowing bubbles while you bleed) to the pentosin system
(slicing high pressure hoses) to the abs sensors. anyone recognise this guy?
today i noticed the darn thing is actually telling me something - like i have
no brake pads! my first clue was the sound of metal on metal. :(
i'm looking for suggestions (and experiences) from the frictionally astute
(or is that fractionally? =8)
i'm considering everything from slapping on a set of slags or el cheapo pads
($$ for now) and not even resurfacing the rotor, to the full-on upgrade($$$$),
which probably means new wheels (more $$$$).
i'm leaning toward a new set of drilled rotors and cool carbons ($$$),
(in which case i may still do the el cheapo route until i can get the rest
located and delivered)
anyone with details on suppliers, approx costs, etc please email me privately.
of course any discussions of general interest should be directed to the list
tia and enjoy the holidays safely (he says without brakes)...