[urq] rear brakes (minimal urq content)

Bill Bennett ur.quattro at verizon.net
Tue May 18 01:31:07 EDT 2004

Not really that lame, no offense meant, you used the wrong tool, you need to push(you cannot provide the force required by hand) and turn at the same time I will post a tool number that will do that tommorrow and an alternative to do it cheap. Yes the same as an URQ. Newer cars suck wind. except for the OBD capabilities. Bill
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brandon Rogers 
  To: Urq List 
  Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 9:47 AM
  Subject: [urq] rear brakes (minimal urq content)

  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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