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Car left for two 2 weeks - rumbling noises whilst breaking

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Pii, Mar 25, 2010.

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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    Hi Guys

    Might be nothing be I left the car undriven for nearly 2 weeks and when I started driving the breaks sorted of sounded like they were grinding (in a blocked kind of way). There was also this rubbing noise from teh rear left (i think) when I started to move the car slowly.

    It all kind of went away within a couple a minutes but it was quite a shock to me to be honest.

    It hasn't come back for at at since that day so I'm kind of clueless.

    Any views?

    Pii
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    Its just a light surface rust on the disc faces from where she has been stood. It's perfectly normal, do not worry
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    Ah!! That makes sense and makes me feel better!

    Should I have protected the discs in someway is should I be doing something now?
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    [Mar 25, 2010]
    just normal braking will sort it out!

    no real way you can protect your discs from this sort of thing to be honest unless you want to go for a carbon fibre brake set up ....
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    Unless you store the car in an air conditioned bubble, the moisture from the air will rust the clean shiney disc surface sadly
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    Both would be outside of my capabilties so I guess it's outside of my control!

    Thanks chaps - short and sweet!
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