[V6-12v] Tires

Clive Young cyoung1661 at rogers.com
Fri Jun 22 21:39:30 EDT 2007

not sure about the brake combo but  a few things to be aware of .

1. Inspect the rear pads carfully and ensure they are wearing evenly. also 
see if there is any rust on the discs which would indicate no contact. it is 
not uncommon for the rear calipers to seize. make sure you grease the pins 
with brake lubricant. If it looks like it is seizing have it rebuilt. It is 
usually the parking brake mechanism that binds up.
2. Brake fluid is brake fluid as long as you are using the right typw. I use 
super blue in my Porsche and Audi , no problems. I usually suck the old crap 
out of the reservior with a syringe , take it off and wash and dry it 
thoroughly with warm soapy water, put it back , top up with super blue and 
flush until you see blue coming out of the calipers.

Not sure about the busjhings but I don't look that closely
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Casimiro Izquierdo" <caig01 at yahoo.com>
To: "Audi Fans" <v6-12v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 6:21 PM
Subject: [V6-12v] Tires

> As I promised, i am letting you know that I bought the Michelin Exalto 
> tires at Costco.  I almost bought the Continentals from TireRack, but 
> these newish Michelins had a better rating - they do cost more money 
> though.  To help my decision Costco had a discount coupon.
> On Monday the car is in to have the front right CV joint replaced.  When 
> the independent mechanic looked at the steering assemblies he noticed that 
> the front left and right control arms had cracks in the rubber bushings. 
> Is this a common or normal state of affairs for these bushing - that is 
> having small cracks?  Or, is this mechanic being a bit overenthusiastic 
> for replacing them?  The dealer examined the  suspension and did not 
> mention this anomaly.  However, the mechanic also noticed that the rear 
> brakes were almost metal to metal and the dealer missed that.  I have 
> bought, but not yet installed, Brembo rotors and Akebono
> pads for the rear wheels at TireRack.  Does anyone have any experience
> with this combination.
> The mechanic also said that the brake fluid did not look very good.  I 
> know that BMW recommends to change the fluid every two years.  Does Audi 
> make the same recommendation?  It makes sense, but maybe Audi has a 
> special brake fluid that lasts longer or whatever.  Everything in Audis 
> seems to be exclusive to them, expensive, and confusing - especially when 
> it comes to fluids.
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