[200q20v] Re: [V8] just out of curiosity (UFO question)...

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Wed Jan 31 22:02:02 EST 2001

In a message dated 1/31/01 3:58:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
graydon at apollo.kettering.edu writes:

> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Phil Rose wrote:
>  > I was examining the UFO brake I noticed a strange-looking appendage (
> seemed
>  > to be stainless) which stuck out horizontally near the top (inside) end 
>  > the caliper. It has a thin shaft (tube?) that's about 1.5" long and it
>  > terminates in round, flat-ended "knob" of about 3/4" diameter.
>  I don't know for sure, but my guess is that it is a "mass" designed 
>  specifically to change the resonant frequency of the caliper.  This would 
>  probably be designed to reduce noise and vibration in the brake system.  
>  It probably also balances the caliper a little.
>  Later, 
>  Graydon D. Stuckey 
>  http://elektro.cmhnet.org/~graydon/

Ding ding ding ding!!!   Graydon wins, that's how Audi describes them.

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