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>Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 19:32:07 +0000
>From: Sargent Schutt <sargent@novagate.com>
>Subject: Re: 91 200 TQ Brakes (UFOs)
>C1J1Miller@aol.com wrote:
>> Sarge wrote:
>> Sarge:  Couple comments.  First, you say the brakes were 15k miles old, and
>> then warped (badly) within 2k, without heavy use.  I'd guess you were
>>had; the
>> rotors were probably warped, and were turned to allow the car to be sold.
>> Some cars had recurring problems; often the rotors were mounted slightly out
>> of round, etc. due to rust on the hub, or other factors.  Later rotors had
>> provisions for mounting in five separate locations on the hub to allow the
>> best fit/least out of round positioning.
>Show me the man who can machine these UFO rotors. I really want to meet
>him. He's
>kept a real low profile, and has one of the most unusual lathes I've seen
>in any
>brake shop on this continent. They can't be 'turned'.

Is this really so (impossibility of turning the UFOs)?

I've had a car dealer (not Audi authorized) whose speciality is Audi V8s
make the claim that "Oh, we turn those rotors all the time". Was he jes'
havin' some fun with me? Mind you, he was trying to set my mind at ease
about the prospect of buying (from him) a '91 200q with UFO brakes.

Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com