[urq] rear brakes (minimal urq content)

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Mon May 17 12:46:46 EDT 2004

Hey all-
I replaced my A4's rear pads yesterday and have to say I want to shoot the engineer who designed that #$%&^%$## set up!!!  I had the special tool for turning the piston to get it to recede.  After about 15 minutes turning on the first piston with no progress, I decided to use my 18V Craftsman cordless driver.  Bingo, within a couple minutes it went right in.  The next side--wanted to break in the piston so rotated by hand a few times.  Then started using the cordless driver, within a minute or so I could smell burning and it turns out I burned out the motor.  great. It took about 2 hours of rotating that $%#$%%&%% piston before it finally receded.  

Anybody know the supposed purpose behind this ridiculous design???  I recently did my wife's E36 BMW in about 45 minutes combined - no rotating piston-just used channel locks and compressed no sweat.

So lame.

Does the urq have the same set up?  I hope not...praying with fingers crossed etc etc...

'98 A4
'84 urq

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