Rear brake drum wear-VW polo - rustbucket
Have rear brake shoes gone the same way as brake pads - harder than the discs? It is that our k plate polo rear drums have worn to the minimum tollerance in 23000 mile approx 3 years and the shoes are no where near worn. When I fitted these genuine VW drums I was supprissed how little thickness there was for wear,perhaps they were allready thin and were not up to spec at the time?But 23000 miles for drums is taking the micky, especially as they contain the wheel bearing .Has annyone any views on this please?
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rustbucket (the original)
Rear brake drum wear-VW polo - rustbucket
probably should be in discussion on reflection, if so please move moderators
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rustbucket (the original)
Rear brake drum wear-VW polo - Peter D
These are normally good for at least 80K. I assume you have run out of auto adjuster thus the reason to inspect. I have had two polo's in the family one of which left with the original drums and presently is in Malvern after 120,000 miles. My golf did 104K on the original drums ( Mk3) so it sounds like the gen VW drums were defective or the driver does not put the handbrake off properly. What mileage are you getting from a set of front pads. Regards Peter
Rear brake drum wear-VW polo - rustbucket
Hi Peter.
Front pads and discs changed 2 years and 14000 miles ago with plenty of meat on discs and pads,she assures me hand brake is off and I have checked that there is not drag on each drum.Yes you are corrcet in saying that the auto adjuster has reached its max.Not knowing how much material on the drum for wear when new I am still suspicous of the new VW drums I fitted as the original drums had a deep under cut when changed. These ones are only very slightly under cut and down to their minimum tollerance.
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