Question about UFO calipers

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed May 30 23:45:32 EDT 2007


IMO You don’t need new carriers, just a caliper overhaul, including  
the cleaning and regreasing of the caliper slide pins and bushings.  
No overhaul info in Bentley, so you must wing it, but pretty simple  
and obvious. If you need more specifics, ask.


On May 30, 2007, at 4:33 PM, Kevin Rufino wrote:

> I was checking my brake pads this past weekend and noticed that the
> outer pad on the passenger side was much thicker than the other three
> front pads.  I ran this by a gear-head friend (I am a car novice), and
> he said that it sounds like the caliper carrier is stuck or  
> binding.  I
> checked all of the Audi parts sites that I usually use and none of  
> them
> list a caliper carrier, nor a full caliper for UFO brakes.  Does  
> anyone
> know where I can get a carrier, or a full caliper (which ever would be
> cheaper)?  Does Audi still carry these?  Is used my only recourse?   
> Any
> help would be greatly appreciated.
> Kevin
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