[A4] Brakes

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 8 17:26:57 PST 2008

FWIW, just replaced front pads on my A4.  Simple job really, a couple  
of bolts, a c-clamp to compress the piston, attach new wear  
sensor...done.  Didn't change the rotors, and seems fine.  As to  
rotors, in my book unless they are warped or there has been metal on  
metal contact (say when you let the brakes go too long), I don't see  
a reason to change them.  I've now put several hundred miles on the  
pads and while I did experience my first need to "bed in" the pads,  
no other problems.

Don't know if you've spent much time on the T44 side of this list,  
but if you have I'm sure you're familiar the Bernie Benz method.  He  
basically runs with the idea that rotors are going to wear true, and  
turning or changing the rotor "because" is a racket.  For my money, I  
subscribe to that methodology.  I ran my last car up to about 240k, a  
200TQ with the infamous "UFO" rotors, and never changed those  
rotors.  For all I know, they may have been the originals.


On Feb 8, 2008, at 12:00 PM, a4-request at audifans.com wrote:

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> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 09:22:10 -0500
> From: "Bradley, Warren" <Warren.Bradley at wwecorp.com>
> Subject: [A4] Brakes
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> Hey all,
> I just dropped my car at Fairfield Audi (CT) for 50K service.   
> Service advisor just called to let me know that the front pads/ 
> rotors and rear pads need changing.  Front pads are at 4mm, rotors  
> need replacing and rear pads are at 5mm but rotors are good.  $870  
> for brake work plus $170 for 50K service.  Obviously dealer is more  
> expensive than indy shop but anyone know of a place I can get this  
> done well and cheaper in the Stamford, CT area?  Looking for a  
> reputable shop.  All opinions/advice greatly appreciated.

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