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Re: V8Q: Pad sensor and door lock probs...

At 09:38 AM 5/18/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Also, regarding the UFO rotors that I have on the car, they seem to be
>slightly warped (big surprise, eh?) Is it possible to have this style of
>rotor "turned" or resurfaced like on a standard brake setup?  It sure would
>beat paying $450 per rotor...


Here's how a friend of mine with UFO brakes fixes the vibration from warped
UFO rotors (our V8 has had the conversion done - no UFO!):

On a straight stretch of road with no traffic, get up to about 80 mph.  Then
brake as hard as you can with the ABS OFF to almost a complete stop
(maintain control of the car of course; i.e. don't slam on the brakes and
skid off into a ditch!).  Use steady pressure.  Don't pump the brakes.
Repeat.  This should fix the vibration caused by the warp.  In a few months
or weeks when it feels warped, do it again.

The reason we Americans have had so much trouble with these sophisticated
brakes is that most of us don't know how to stop correctly.  We drag and
ride the brakes until the car comes slowly to a stop.  The internal caliper
brakes work the best when they are driven hard.  Don't baby the UFOs and
you'll have no problems with them!

John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon
1990 V8