[T3] New Rotors. Weak Brakes.

Dennis Stiefel dlstiefel at dekalbk12.org
Sun Jul 5 09:12:26 PDT 2015

> On Jul 5, 2015, at 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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A representative from Bendix brakes came to talk to my class last year about proper brake service. He said you all ways clean a new rotor or one that has just been turned with soapy water. He said you want to see a slight rust film when done and dry. This is with any car using any brand not just Bendix. 
Dennis Stiefel 
72 fastback FI MT
Rainsville, AL

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