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Mon Jul 4 12:13:13 PDT 2011
Good point here also.
It so happens that two weeks ago I heard the rear left side rotor making a metal-to-metal drag sound every time I applied the brakes.
The inner pad was completely gone, except for the metal portion of it which was dragging against the rotor.
The little piston-like screws of the caliper that attach to the carrier were frozen in place with rust as the little rubber boots were cracked and let water in.
The other pad, one facing the tire, still had about 90% material on it.
--- On Sun, 7/3/11, cobram at juno.com <cobram at juno.com> wrote:
> From: cobram at juno.com <cobram at juno.com>
> Subject: Re: Brake drag
> To: quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk
> Cc: quattro at audifans.com
> Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011, 9:52 PM
> Check if it's only one caliper which
> is doing this. If one wheel is
> hotter than the rest, then it's likely you have a bad brake
> hose at that
> FWIW-I've never had any problems with calipers or masters
> I've rebuilt.
> It's not rocket science, it's changing simple seals.
> Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
> On Sun, 03 Jul 2011 13:49:15 +0100 Richard van der Hoff
> <quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk>
> > Hi folks,
> > Recently acquired a 1983 Type 44 200. It seems that
> once it gets
> > warmed
> > up, the brakes start sticking heavily. You can get
> them to release
> > by
> > jabbing at the brake pedal a bit, but they'll soon
> stick again.
> > I seem to recall this is a symptom of a bad master
> cylinder. I also
> > seem
> > to recall that the received wisdom is that rebuilding
> the MC is a
> > false
> > economy - is that right? (I'm afraid I'm not gunning
> for longevity
> > here
> > - it needs to last a few months and then the
> interesting bits will
> > get
> > lifted for spares for a quattro).
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