[200q20v] Re: UFO calipers

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Dec 7 19:43:08 EST 2000

Thanks Joe, and veeery interesting.

Yes, I now recall the Bentley described two calipers and the difference.  My
original (to me) pads replaced 2 years ago were also Jarid 526FFs and had a
totally different Audi aprt no.on them, 441 615 166D.


> From: Joseph Yakubik <JYakubik at satx.rr.com>
> Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 19:15:56 -0600
> To: "'b.m.benz at prodigy.net'" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Subject: UFO calipers
> There really were/are two types of calipers for the UFOs, but I'm not sure
> that there is any functional difference as far as pads are concerned.
> Ref: Bentley page 46-10d  "Beginning with VIN LN 102 679 revised brake
> calipers are installed...
> More reference #'s that may help.  I have an old set of pads (my car's VIN
> is post LN 102 679 mod) that have Jurid 526FF as an ID number.  I also
> have the box (I think from Blaufergnugen) with the p/n 441 698 151 D.
> These are Textar pads.  Textar ref #'s are 21219 178 0 5 and T 819 (819)
> AA 998.
> I had a brake problem and Eric F. was kind enough to send me a used "spare"
> caliper to work on.  It turned out that he sent me the older version.  The
> change appears to be where the copper/metal brake line is attached to the
> caliper.  It does not appear to affect the pad.
> I had heard somewhere that Audi revised the braking material in the pad in
> an attempt to reduce the vibration complaints.  That might also be a source
> of different p/n's.
> Different suffixes on the end of a part number are sometimes important,
> sometimes not.  I had a dealer that told me the p/n's for the V8 UFO rotors
> and the 200 UFO rotors were different because of a suffix.  He was right,
> the V8 included an exchange price for their rotors, the 200 didn't.  I
> think the difference was an "X" at the end of the p/n and about $200.  The
> V8 ID'd both exchange and new as compatible, the 200 said new only - I went
> with the exchange price.
> Hope this helps
> Joe Yakubik

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