[200q20v] Fwd: [V8] UFO unexpected results.

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Nov 6 23:40:44 EST 2001

Forwarded from V8 List from Cobram

>I didn't want to post this until I drove the car a few days, but on V8Q
>#2 with the UFO brakes the shaking and shimmy is gone, it brakes as
>smooth as the non-UFO's in V8Q #1.
>When I first bought the car as some of you may recall, it sat for a long
>time.  When I got it back together and took it for a drive,  when I first
>applied the brakes the steering wheel jumped out of my hands, the warp
>was that bad.  I took it out and applied the "Italian Tuneup" and the
>steering wheel jump came down to a manageable level, although still very
>I bought a set of pads and a new sensor (only bought one sensor, at $16
>each I jumped one since the pads seem to wear very evenly).  When I put
>in the new pads (can we say these are the easiest pads to change in the
>entire free world) I sanded the glazing off the disks and installed the
>rotors on opposite sides from where they were before (Left rotor on the
>right, R on L).  The "warp" was completely gone!?!  After three days of
>mostly city driving the brakes are still "warp" free.
>I have no idea why, but swapping the disks around might be something for
>you UFO listers to try before you go out and spring for the big bucks on
>a new set off rotors.
>FYI:  One disk was dated 02/90 and the other 11/97.   (corrected date from
>his second posting on the subject)

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