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If your disks have started to develop new or deep circular scratches its time you change the pads. Try to feel the disk and you'll know if it really needs a change. Don't compromise on safety.


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Brake pads last longer if you drive slow and brake gently or wear out quickly if you drive like Dominic Toretto. So it's dificult to give you a hard and fast rule regarding mileage. If you hear a squeal from your brakes, it means that the friction surface on the pads are too thin. You could probably drive another 1000 to 2000 miles with them in that ...


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The noise you are hearing is more than likely the squealer on the brake pads. The squealer is a little metal tab which is incorporated into the brake pad. When they wear down "so much", it starts riding upon the rotor, which causes it to squeal. When you step on the brake, it will stop making noise (until the brake pad is so thin it will start grinding on ...


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Actually, yes. For one reason and one concern (sort of related): Reason - The pads and rotors need to become "used" to each other or have a brake-in period. The pads will brake down slightly until the point where the mating surface has full contact with the rotor. It takes a little while for this to happen. Concern - The brakes need time to "bed". This is ...


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Problems like this are addressed in Charles Probst's excellent reference, Bosch Fuel Injection & Engine Management. From what I can gather, the Mk1 Golf utilizes a basic K-Jetronic system illustrated in the diagram below1 (which operates on the principle of continuous injection). The stalling symptom is an indication that the air-fuel mixture is not ...


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Anything from OBDC? Sometimes it will record a pending fault that will not light up the "Check Engine" light. If you don't have an OBDC reader, most parts stored will read it for you. Check the Idle Air Control Valve by disconnecting the air hose going into it and plugging the hose. If it stops stalling, that's the problem, try removing the IAC assembly ...



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