[200q20v] questions about brake hoses, pads...

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Aug 7 12:39:18 EDT 2001

Hi Phil, 

Hoses leaking or damaged?  Don't fix 'em if- - -.  Fat wallet?

For the track, I'd switch back to the UFOs for 15% more braking torque, if
you still have them.

All rotors tend to wear true.  So don't screw them up by resurfacing.  Most
resurfacing lathes are never serviced, BTDT, and the brake monkeys make
money by machining yours undersize and selling new.  Rotor wear does not
harden the remaining surface, and any new pad will quickly adjust to the
rotor.  The full surface area of the pad is never in full, equal unit
pressure, contact with the rotor anyway, because of changing pad and caliper
deflections at differing applied piston braking forces.


Bernie Benz
Gardnerville, NV

'90 90Q-20V  140K
'91 200Q-20V 140K 
Ford "Quatro" Tractor
Other Misc. Toys 
> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
> Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 12:36:58 -0400
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: [200q20v] questions about brake hoses, pads...
> I've decided it's time to replace my oem brake hoses. I considered a
> set of braided-ss hoses but finally decided to use plain ol' oem
> type. The Family Album shows the following  brake hose p/n info:
> rear: 443 611 775F (M10x1.0x215)
> Only this version of rear hose is shown, irrespective of whether for
> the vented (as in our cars) or solid rotor setup in other models. I
> assume this is correct?
> front: 4441 611 707 (M10x1.0x250)
> The data for the front hoses seems a little ambiguous as the picture
> shows this hose along with a standard (non-UFO) brake rotor, but
> doesn't explicitly mention the Girling G60 caliper that I have. Can
> anyone tell me if this p/n and/or size is correct for the '91 200q
> with converted (G60) brakes?
> I'm thinking about using a set of "track" pads (up front) for the
> Watkins Glen session later this month. I had installed new rotors
> along with conventional street pads about 3  or 4 thousand miles ago.
> Does it make sense to just swap in the track pads prior to the track
> weekend, or must the rotors be resurfaced, considering the use
> they've had? I've been told that new pads can't properly be bedded on
> used rotors unless they (the rotors) have been skimmed to remove the
> surface hardness. Comments? Suggestions for pads (G60)?
> Thanks,
> Phil
> -- 
> Phil Rose    Rochester, NY
> '91 200q    mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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