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    Possible brake problem?

    Hi All,

    I cleaned my car and noticed something a bit strange - the ventilation holes in the discs (front especially) seemed to be half-filled with some kind of deposit - presumably baked brake dust.. This would surely reduce the effectiveness of the cooling - so my question is - is this normal? Can I just drill them out or something?

    The car has done 18,000km, and about 6 days on the track.

    Dave

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    Same on mine, it is brake dust and it's quite normal.

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    Hi Dave Don't worry - as DC said, it's normal especially if you use the car for what it's made for
    If the deposit is already hard you should let drill the holes out at your garage. If you clean the holes more often (stuff still soft) you can give it a try with high water pressure or air pressure (with the latter method you better put on a respiratory mask though )

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    Thanks, dreamcar.. oooh, embarassing

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    Cheers P-J - will get the drill out some time this week...!

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    It could be a mixture of rust and brake dust so high pressure water isn't the best solutuion. I drilled mine out and it took about an hour

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    After using your car on track, it is recommended to use air presure to remove the dust that has more or less filled the disks holes.
    As long as this mixture is fresh, everything goes away very quickly.

    Re: Possible brake problem?

    Thanks, guys..

     
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