G60 brakes

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Jul 9 14:59:03 EDT 2002

At 10:36 AM -0700 7/9/02, Bernie Benz wrote:
>Sounds like you are on top of your external brake problems, and no put down
>intended in my earlier comments.  The condition of the flushed fluid will
>give you some indication of the internal caliper conditions.  If really
>gunky, dirty stuff, plan on early caliper overhaul, a dirty but zero cost

Fluid was quite clear. Last evening while doing the flush we closely
scrutinized the rear calipers and found them to be in _much_ better
overall condition than the fronts. All pins free and lubed well, the
rotors and pads all looked almost new (within the past year). Even
the e-brake returns OK. Heck, it's only a 58 kmile car.

Frankly, I've never done an internal brake overhaul before. After
reading the description that you, Peter and others had given of the
internals, I had been planning to completely overhaul the old set of
rear calipers that I have left over after installing  new ones on the
other car last summer (crapped up e-brake function). But now it seems
that I have no use for a set of refurbished rears. I think I'll go
ahead do those rears anyway--for the fun of it--and for once there'll
be no time pressure. After that experience I'll be more inclined to
"have at" the fronts calipers, as you suggest.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

More information about the 200q20v mailing list