[Vwdiesel] brake problem

Bryan K. Walton bryankwalton at machlink.com
Thu Jun 7 12:21:07 EDT 2007

Things turned out not to be too bad.  The rotor had some gouges in it.
I took the rotor to a shop that turned it for $8.  The pads were fine.
Put it all back together Tuesday evening and all is well now.  And you
are quite right Nick.  I think the chances of me making this mistake
again are not very good. :-)


On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 03:28:14PM -0400, mikitka wrote:
> Sorry to hear the bad news but at least you found out the problem. My father
> always told me the experience is the best teacher. I have learned many
> lessons the hard way, at least I can say I will never do what I learned the
> hard way ever again.
> Nick
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 02:06:06PM -0500, Bryan K. Walton wrote:
> > 
> > So, assuming that I didn't make some really absent-minded mistake
> > mistake such as putting the pads on with the pad facing out, rather than
> > in toward the rotor
> Unfortunately, this is exactly what I did. :-(  So, adding a 1 dollar
> part is now going to get more expensive.  At a minimum, I'm going to
> have to get the rotor turned.  I probably should replace the pads
> also, given that they have been used backwards against their design. 
> I'm sure they aren't as structurally sound now.
> Thanks,
> Bryan

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