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Date:         Thu, 6 Apr 2000 09:34:00 -0700
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From:         BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
Subject:      Re: Volks Cafe (ie Volks is awesome!
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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? :-)

Brent Christensen '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 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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