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Rear Disc cracks

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dom Knight, Oct 26, 2013.

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    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Lately I have noticed what appears to be cracks in the rear disc's.
    The lines seem to run from the center of the disc to outer edge.
    How can I be sure they are hairline cracks ?
    The one on the passenger side has an obvious looking crack.
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    I replaced the rear disc's today but found I had to screw the rear pistons in a bit to enable me to get the caliper back over the pads.
    I didnt need to change them as they were nearly new.
    But I had to remove the calipers to enable me to screw the piston in on each side.
    So this meant bleeding the rear brakes again.
    I thought everything was okay but when I started the car up the red brake warning alarm and symbol was displayed on the dash.
    Also the pedal pumps up and then loses pressure and then firms up and loses pressue once again.

    Does this mean I need to bleed the brakes again ?
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    Yes Bleed them again, the red warning is low fluid in the reservoir, so make sure thats topped up
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Well I bled them over and over again with the same result.
    However I was thinking what if I bled the master cylinder.
    So I bled both nipples and the brake pedal firmed up straight away with lots of air coming out of both.
    Lovely brakes now.
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