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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
You could well be right, but only getting to 70? If the brakes were binding that much you would smell the burning of the friction material.
The real bad news is that as brakes are a consumable it is unlikely that the warrenty company will be interested.
The problem of binding brakes can be caused by either a seized calliper, which might get a warranty claim or the pads sticking in the calliper. This is more common than you would expect, often only noticed at the time when the pads are changed, one being worn down more than others. The cause of sticking pads can be that the last time they were changed, the pads were just put into the calliper without any lubrication (usually copper grease) on the edges, the moving part of the pad (I dont mean the friction surface!). Fitting pads like this is of course the quickest and cheapest method (for the garage). With only a little movement and exposed to the elements the pads just rust in situ.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.