Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 09:34:00 -0700
Reply-To: BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
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From: BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
Subject: Re: Volks Cafe (ie Volks Motorsports.com) is awesome!
Well, John, your argument is compelling. I guess I'll toss the rotors in
the heap. (nice, shiny, machined, coated with silicone spray, and stored in
a plastic bag with silica gel!).
Glad I bought new ones!
Anyone want a couple of 15 lb paperweights? :-)
'89 GL Syncro Westy
Santa Barbara, CA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM]On Behalf
> Of John Wessels
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 9:07 AM
> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM
> Subject: Re: Volks Cafe (ie Volks Motorsports.com) is awesome!
> For those who are trying to save a buck let me say what I
> have learned from
> repairing German cars for over 20 years.
> Every time that I have encountered a machined rotor from any
> late model VW,
> BMW or lesser MB they warped. The official word from all of these
> manufactures is to NEVER machine brake rotors ALWAYS replace
> them. They are
> thin and are meant to be disposable. Yes, you can true them
> up, have a nice
> finish and be above minimum spec. However they more than
> likely will not stay
> above min spec for the life of the pads. With less material
> to dissipate heat
> they easily warp. Vanagons are not light yet they have wimpy
> brake rotors to
> begin with.
> It is your vehicle and you can do whatever you wish. As a
> business owner I
> will never sell a repair that I know will not work like new
> for the duration.
> John Wessels
> European Motorsport
> Livermore, CA
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