Hi folks, You might remember some time ago I found out that apparently the 'steam-train' like noise I was hearing from my car was down to my wheels rubbing my pads; which I thought was crazy at first, and then loads of people on here posted accounts and photos of their A3s with S3 Avus wheels fitted, and no nasty rubbing at all. ...Anyway, today being the first day I've had myself, my car, and my tools all in the same place, I went out to have a fiddle... I went out and jacked-up the passenger side, removed the wheel and started to un-bolt the caliper - I noticed the bottom bolt felt tight part-way through removing such like it may be threaded; and decided I'd leave well alone and prepare to roast the place who fitted my new discs. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif So, being totally gutted about that prospect, but undeterred at having a decent look at the problem, I reversed what I'd got through so far on that side and jacked-up the driver's side. I noticed that the Greenstuff pads were a much better fit than the cheap-and-nasties I had to get at short notice when the Greenstuffs hadn't turned up; and when I had a look at the ones I'd taken off I noticed a mark on the outside pad... I threw the wheel back on to check it... Have a look what I found... So I'm left trying to figure out why either a) my wheels are different to everyone else's who has fitted them to an A3, or b) my brakes are different to everyone else's who has fitted the Avus wheels to an A3. Any ideas folks? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif Regards, Rob.