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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by dope, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. dope
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    dope alcoholic pervert

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    Surely this isn't normal? Only touching near the middle?

    This isn't my pic but it shows exactly what my front pads look like, which I changed about three weeks ago.
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    I *think (*hope) that it's because the pads have an angled edge at each side, therefore giving the impression that they are barely touching the disk........
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    New pads have a smaller contact patch for a while. Dunno why, but they are chamford. I noticed that when I changed mine at hte weekend. Same for front and the rears.
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    I know what you're referring to - the bevel that helps eliminate brake squeal on the leading and trailing edges.

    I stopped on the way home from work because I thought I could hear an odd noise, and it looked just like that pic. But obviously by the side of the road with the wheel on I could only see from one angle.

    I'm hoping if I pop a wheel off and look into the gap that it'll be the bevel making it look like they're not touching.

    Both sides of the car looked to be the same.
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    it looks like you have a good even wear area on the disc if the pad was not touching any part of the disc it would be slightly rusty in that area
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  6. deano1978
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    I agree with dale above had exactly same problem (so i thought)
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