General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)

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Vazza avatar

4041 posts since 30/9/06

posted 25 Nov 2014 14:54, edited 25 Nov 2014 14:54
Gizmo wrote:
Gizmo wrote: thinking of topping up the brake fluid to see how it goes but yeah might do if no improvement, can't take it from the one I bought it from cos bit of a trek, local one will no doubt find a reason to charge me for the check.

Just had it checked at local vw, as I thought, not covered under warranty. Brakes need a reglazing at £215 Evil
Garage I bought it from will do it for free but 4 hr round trip.

Did they mean that the pads and/or rotors need deglazing? Glaze forms on brake pads if they become overheated, resulting in deposits over the pads and rotors which leaves an uneven contact surface.
Gizmo avatar

3583 posts since 20/10/09

25 Nov 2014 15:27
Yeah deglazing sorry. Probably from inner city driving and light brake use.
Mike Hunt
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1399 posts since 6/6/03

posted 27 Nov 2014 19:29, edited 27 Nov 2014 19:29

Tried to post a youtube vid but they dont work anymore, 25 0 went for the world record ever paid for a number plate in the uk today at a dvla auction in Cardiff
HiFi avatar

988 posts since 17/7/06

1 Dec 2014 09:42
Is it worth paying £400 to get the manufacturer warranty extended on a BMW 3 series coupe? 2.0 Diesel fwiw.
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt avatar

1399 posts since 6/6/03

1 Dec 2014 09:53
MrW avatar

1909 posts since 1/8/11

1 Dec 2014 10:00
I pay half that for 3rd party warranty on a 330D.