pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri May 2 17:24:23 EDT 2003
>In a message dated 5/2/2003 12:05:03 PM Central Daylight Time,
>pjrose at frontiernet.net writes:
>My point is you have no idea what the previous owner did. It could
>have been done right in the beginning.
Yep, could have been, and even _probably_ was done right, but not a
certainty as your first post appeared to assume. If a wager was
involved I would go with _your_ assumption (that it had been done
right), but it's hardly a sure thing.
> IME/O, if adjusted properly in the beginning, it rarely (if ever)
>is the case where a further "adjustment" is needed. More likely the
>case is bad cables and/or calipers.
I absolutely agree with that. As I said, it's the "adjusted properly
in the beginning" part that I was saying should be considered in
considering the options.
> Audi rear caliper design sucks wind. Audi ebrake cable design sucks wind.
Yes, big time.
> The "rule" is to ck the rear calipers and the brake cables.
>Adjustment IME, is a install only procedure in these pups. Once
>done, the next time adjustment might be in order, you are pretty
>much guaranteed that the adjustment isn't the problem. A point CJM
>brought up, and I tried to confirm.
>Put another way, I've never seen a post install cable adjustment do
>a damn thing to make the ebrakes work better. YMMV.
My mileage _did_ vary. My car, as purchased at 98K, came with the
cable adjusted very tightly so that when the brake-handle was fully
down, one caliper released completely yet the lever on the other side
was still slightly actuated. Then, if that "grabbing" lever was
forced over to its stop, the cable immediately pulled on the
_other_ caliper. Like a "see-saw". Possibly the cables were the wrong
size, I don't know, but a couple of turns on the adjuster loosened it
enough to permit both calipers to release at the same time (i.e.,
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