Rear Brake calipers - 200Q20V sbhack at
Sun Aug 21 22:29:36 EDT 2005

At 10:46 AM 8/19/2005, you wrote:
>I'm looking for a best price onrear brake calipers for a '91 200Q20V.  So
>far found them at Impex for $130 each and seeing if I can get them a little
>Alternatively if anyone has a good used set - need working handbrake

I have learned over the years (Bernie will be pleased) that as far as brake 
calipers go .... stay with the Audi OEM stuff and rebuild them.
I've had real problems with aftermarket (i.e. Chinese) calipers on various 
5000's / 100's/ 200's  - the things just don't hold up.
Could be inferior metal and/or bad assembly .... who knows.
I've often resorted to getting the OE calipers and rebuilding them just so 
I know they are OE Audi..

Clean them up and brake-specific grease and/or seals is all you need, they 
are incredibly simple devices and if the fluid is changed regularly then 
overhaul is only needed every 100k or so.

My 20v at 105k still has original rear stuff - flawless, my '88 5k has had 
multiple nasty problems with aftermarket calipers (soon to be Audi OE).

Steve H.

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