[T3] New Rotors. Weak Brakes.

Craigs List craigslistcsprings at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 09:04:04 PDT 2015


I believe you were right on the anti rust coating. After a day they were
back to normal. Nose falls as it should when breaking.

On Jul 5, 2015 1:40 AM, "Jim Adney" <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 4 Jul 2015 at 10:18, Craigs List wrote:
> > Yesterday I replaced the front rotors and bearings. Everything went fine.
> > Now it seems like it is stopping with the ears and not the fonts.
> Two possibilities come to mind:
> New rotors come with an anti-rust waxy coating that needs to be
> removed before they are used. I usually remove it from the disk area
> but leave it in place on the hub. If you left it in place, it will
> lubricate the friction surface and possibly permanently contaminate
> the pads.
> Since you replace the rotors, it's likely that the old pads had worn
> to match the old grooved disks. That means that with new rotors only
> the high spots of the pads will now touch the rotors. These will wear
> down rather quickly and give you decent braking if you are gentle
> with them for a few days.
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