[200q20v] Fwd: [V8] UFO unexpected results.
b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Wed Nov 7 06:52:52 EST 2001
The rotors should have the original factory measured runout etched on them
> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 23:40:44 -0500
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: [200q20v] Fwd: [V8] UFO unexpected results.
> 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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