pyro_10314 at yahoo.com
Sat May 5 19:01:36 EDT 2007
you know its funny cause the pads look like they were
put in any old box. the kid at the counter said that
they were napa's premier brand,whatever the hell that
means. and i even bought rotors there just in case i
needed, which i didnt, and the boxes had the same part
#'s on em but the rotors in the boxes were 2
--- John Lagnese <jlagnese at massed.net> wrote:
> Did you get some type of lifetime brake pads? My 16V
> Scirocco wouldn't take
> lifetime pads.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Peter Schulz
> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 9:16 AM
> To: PyRo; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: rear brakes
> If you have indeed turned the caliper piston in all
> the way, and the
> pads don't want to fit, then you may have the wrong
> Otherwise, try to turn the caliper in a bit further
> It's alot easier to put a hose on the caliper
> bleeder and open it
> slightly while turning in the piston - it will
> relieve the fluid
> pressure that you are pushing against, and also
> drain the crap that's
> collected in the caliper instead of pushing it back
> into the brake line.
> In my experience, especially with very well worn
> pads where the
> piston has extended itself pretty far from the
> caliper body, you make
> want to "start" the piston by turning it counter or
> anti clockwise a
> bit first.
> Also, you _did_ completely release the ebrake before
> you turned in
> the piston, right?
> If you hear scraping, I would first check to see if
> the brake shield
> is bent and contacting the brake rotor....
> -Peter (aka Mr Avant)
> (One 200 Avant gone, 1 to go...)
> At 08:20 PM 5/3/2007 -0700, PyRo wrote:
> >do you have to do anything with the ebrake when
> >changing the rear brakes? just curious cause the
> >piston was a pita to push in (im gonna pick up a
> >one) i think i got it all the way in but it still
> >didnt want to fit on over the new pads i got. i
> >the pads from napa..is it possible for them to have
> >given me a thicker pad then i actually need or does
> >the piston go in further than i think.(its pretty
> >level with the rubber boot). and when i release my
> >ebrake it sounds like metal rubbing against my
> >any ideas. frustration + gasoline = a burned car.
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> -Peter Schulz
> Chelmsford Ma, USA
> 1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
> 1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
> 1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey (soon for sale)
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