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Re: [T3] Brakes are done!

My thinking on disc brakes (disregard if you've drums all-round) -
It can be a corroded patch where the pads sat (or un-corroded where they sat and
corroded elsewhere); it can be a wheel not bolted evenly, or rust between the
wheel and the disc.  I assume your bearings are fine - no wobble?  Caliper bolts
tight?  No sign of grease contamination?  Suspension nice and tight - no worn
ball-joints or steering joints?  Steering damper OK?

I think that's the full list of other possibilities apart from a warped disc.
They are sometimes run much thinner than the wear limit - the pre-72 are
relatively thin to start with and only have about 1mm of wear available before
they should be changed (minimum thickness specified is 8mm for pre-'72;    ISTR
it's 10mm for '72 on as they start out at 12mm).

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <type3weezer@comcast.net>
To: <type3-d@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 10:50 PM
Subject: [T3] Brakes are done!

> Coming home from weezers first show I noticed that when I had to brake hard
the front brakes would shutter or pulse hard till I stopped. I'm going to try
and take it apart this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about
this. Thanks.

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