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Brake Dust Shields

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Was, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Was

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    Hi, seems one of my rear dust shields, has broken and now the car sounds like a loaded up shopping trolley. Anyone know where I can get a set, and that they are called Dust Shields, I can only find this on the US websites, not the UK ones......?
     
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  3. Was

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    Bah I just found out they are called Backing Plates, but still can't find any for sale...only in the US, so suspect main dealers only, which means rip off coming my way...
     
  4. amit87

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    I swear they are like £18 or so from audi.. anyway I took it to my mechanic and basically the hole around the bolt or something rusted through, he just put in a big washer in place as a "clamp" to secure down the remainder of the plate and its been secure for over 8months now and thats with some harddd driving, loads of snow etc etc so its fine. I was desperate for a quick fix at the time otherwise would have just brought the genuine part.
     
  5. Graham89

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    I ripped mine off the rear as they rusted through. They aren't an MOT failure item so I wouldn't necessarily worry about it.
     
  6. amit87

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    Remember if they didn't serve a purpose, Audi would not have invested money in designing the damn thing. I would get them replaced to be honest, but wouldnt rush to as if it was a more important component.

     
  7. S3Alex

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    The purpose is to keep brake dust to a minimum but you don't need them...mine has had it's removed ages ago,and no ill-effects.
     
  8. Jameze

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    I thought that the recent MOT changes now include these? I could be wrong though?
     
  9. amit87

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    I would be surprised if the recent MOT change does not include that a car must have less than 1000miles!!! Some of items included are ridiculous!!

     
  10. MTRL

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    I want to replace mine too,they are rusted out of shape.
     
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    Mine are gone but I have not bothered to replace them.
     
  12. Ash187

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    looks like im not the only one to remove rusted rear dust shields. keep telling myself i should replace them...
     

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