Question regarding UFO brakes
auditude at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 14:39:29 EDT 2007
My bad. You're right Bernie. I should have kept my WAG to myself.
On 7/9/07, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
> IMO, bad advice, based upon a WAG and no BTDT is worse than no
> advice! You are wrong In your suposition!
> Kevin stated that he had easily removed the inner pad and loosened
> the UFO rotor from the hub, but didn't have enough wiggle room to get
> the rotor off the hub and up out of the caliper. This may be the case
> if the pads are well worn and the piston extended. One should return
> the piston into its bore before trying to remove the rotor. Further
> to your suggestion, it is probably impossible to remove the caliper
> without first removing the rotor!
> On Jul 9, 2007, at 9:51 AM, Kenneth Keith wrote:
> > Kevin,
> > You didn't mention removing or moving the caliper. I've never worked
> > on UFO brakes before, but the caliper is clamped onto the rotor so if
> > you haven't removed the caliper then I don't think you are going to be
> > able to get the rotor off. It's just like a regular brake setup,
> > assuming you are familiar with that, but the caliper is on the inside
> > of the rotor ring "facing out" instead of clamped on the outside.
> > Just as you typically wouldn't be able to get the rotor off without
> > removing or pivoting away a conventional caliper, you won't be able to
> > do it with the UFO setup AFAIK.
> > I would imagine that the outboard pad is trapped between the caliper
> > on the inside and the rotor "donut" on the outside, so the caliper
> > needs to come off to get to that pad. I now have a UFO'ed 200q20v in
> > addition to a second G60'ed one, so I may get some more exposure in
> > this area, maybe soon.
> > Cheers,
> > Kenneth
> > Kevin Rufino <krufino at alumni.stevens-tech.edu> wrote:
> >> This may be a dumb question, but is there any trick to removing
> >> the UFO
> >> rotors? This is the first UFO brake job for me. I got the
> >> inboard pad
> >> off with little trouble, then removed to screw from the rotor; but
> >> could
> >> not get the rotor off. Are you just supposed to be able to pull the
> >> rotor off? I haven't had a chance to pick up a Bentley, so I was
> >> following the brake section from www.quattro123.com. It really
> >> felt like
> >> I was missing a step. No matter how much I wiggled and pulled, the
> >> rotor did not seem to want to clear the lip of the hub. It also
> >> did not
> >> help that I was attempting this from the not really level parking
> >> lot of
> >> my apartment complex. If anyone would shed some light on this, I
> >> would
> >> greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
> >> Kevin
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