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    What "seizes" after a car wash?

    May be a silly question, but after I wash the car and let it sit overnight, it is very hard to get moving in the morning and something seems to "pop" before it can get going. It feels like something has seized. Perhaps something to do with rust on the rotors? Other cars do this but not as bad as on this car. I always park it in gear after a wash and don't use the parking brake.

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    The rear brakes seize big time on my 997s after washing . I tried leaving the handbrake off but it makes no difference. The only way to solve this is to take it for a quick spin after washing.

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    Drive it around the block next time and see if it helps.

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    GA997S said:
    Drive it around the block next time and see if it helps.



    GA ,, With washing at the same time ??

    throt..

    Re: What "seizes" after a car wash?

    You must drive car after a wash to dry brakes.

    Once or twice now and then I guess it's okay not to, but there's gotta be some cumulative damage over time of this procedure is not adopted.

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    MMD said:
    You must drive car after a wash to dry brakes.

    Once or twice now and then I guess it's okay not to, but there's gotta be some cumulative damage over time of this procedure is not adopted.



    I normally leave my car to dry overnight so that none of that excess rust etc. comes out when if I drive immediately after a wash, don't want to clean the wheels for a second time Plus you need to use a compressor to blow out all the water stuck between in the panels of the car, which takes too much time. Then again if that's not done dust etc. sticks to the wet areas car and makes it dirty again

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    ANyone know why that black cr@p which comes out of the brake rotors actually is after youve given the wheels a good wash? Washed mine this morning, and then drove around the block (first time Ive done this after washing the car as I usually back it into the garage and dry it off there). Couldnt believe the amount of dirty looking water all over the wheels. Havent ever seen that on prior cars Ive had.

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    Flashman said:
    ANyone know why that black [Email]cr@p[/Email] which comes out of the brake rotors actually is after youve given the wheels a good wash? Washed mine this morning, and then drove around the block (first time Ive done this after washing the car as I usually back it into the garage and dry it off there). Couldnt believe the amount of dirty looking water all over the wheels. Havent ever seen that on prior cars Ive had.



    I think it's probably brake pad dust.

    Re: What "seizes" after a car wash?

    My procedure is this. First thing, before the garden hose even gets turned on, I blow off brake dust with compressed air. I fashioned a section of copper tubing (covered with electrical tape to prevent scratches) on the air nozzle that is long and curved so it blows out lots of stuff. Then I flood the whole rotor with water etc.

    What I think happens is the water isn't very good at washing out dust. It turns the excess dust into little "mud" pockets; they come back to haunt you in the form of black sludge.

     
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