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Old 06-15-2011, 09:34 AM
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My wheel is starting to pulsate when I press on the brakes at high speeds; my rotors needs to be turned or replaced. My question to other owners is, have you turned the rotors on this car with success? I had a vehicle in the past, Volvo S80, where turning the rotors only worked for a little while. They immediateliy started to fail again. I don't want to repeat this.
Old 06-15-2011, 04:32 PM
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Most european cars use a softer metal on the rotors which tends to warp very quickly, audi recommends to "never" turn them on a laythe. I've done a few sets and it ends up burning thru a set of pads in less than 10k. The reason is i have to take so much off the rotors that it increases the heat applied to the pads. The D3 A8 is known for burning thru a set of front rotors every 50k.
Old 06-16-2011, 09:20 AM
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Okay, I'll order new rotors for her. I've looked through her service records it seems as though every couple of years the brakes and rotors were changed, i can see that I'll be continuing the trend.
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