[200q20v] Help-UFO brake problems!

steve_scalmanini at agilent.com steve_scalmanini at agilent.com
Fri Nov 17 11:43:46 EST 2000

How shot is shot? If they're just warped you can have 'em 
turned in San Jose, CA, for ~$50 each if you can do without 
the car for ... a week or two? (Call ahead for their lead 
time). See Chris's site (as he mentioned). (I'm the originator 
of finding that shop in San Jose. At least one other peron 
has used the shop successfully from a distance ... the Midwest; 
' don't know where you are.)

If they're worn to undersize (rare to my knowledge), or you 
can't wait, replace 'em via Carlson (Palo Alto, CA; (800) 762-7883 
in CA, (800) 523-2408 outside CA) or Shokan in upstate NY (800) 

Oh, and since your warning indicator triggered, you'll need 
replacement wires with fresh ends that fit into one of the 
brake pads on each side.  ' expensive for what you get, if 
I recall; ~$50 each and you may need both sides. 

Good luck, 


-----Original Message-----
From: digital leopard [mailto:digitaleopard at hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 4:45 AM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: [200q20v] Help-UFO brake problems!

Ok, I've had my 91' 200 for about a year now, and love driving it.  Had my 
warning indicator for the brakes come on last week, so I took her into 
Werner Masterwerks today.  BAD news-the UFOs are shot, and I need new rotors

and pads.  And the rotors cost a ton.  And I am, of course, currently 
unemployed.  Have been looking into brake options, but am not sure which way

to go.  For right now, want to go the cheapest way possible-so that means

a) finding a used set of rotors somewhere, or
b) back/updating the brakes to the non-UFO spec.

For option (a), does anyone have a used set they want to sell?  (And just 
how big of a pain will it be to do the UFO's myself?)  And for option (b), 
does anyone have any advice about this?  Should I scavenge the brakes from 
an earlier 100/200 non-UFO setup, or buy the upgrade kit the shop says Audi 
sells to replace the UFOs?

And (in the longer term, when I can afford it) does anyone have a preference

as to brake upgrades?  2Bennett and Moveit have kits-any preference?  Other 
suggestions?  Thanks for the help.

Ron Merrell.
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