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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Re: 146 1.6 Boxer Disinterested Brakes
OK, the boxer brakes aren't 100% but are quite functional.
Look for signs of wear. A poor disk or worn pads will have problems dissipating heat.
The 1.6 boxer came with drums at the rear, and I found that replacing these with disks from a TS was a good move.
Search this lounge for a post from me on this topic from June 2003 time... It details the process.
Change out the fluid. If it has boiled in the past, it will be more susceptible to fade in the future.
Also, consider softer pads... they may have a higher heat tolerance.
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