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Old 06-09-2003, 01:19   #1 (permalink)
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I have noticed that the driver side rear wheel and the passenger front (Alloys and same new tyres) seem slightly warmer (not hot) than their opposites once stopped. It isn't a huge temp difference but I wondered if something was bring this about. The EB has new rotors and Bendix Advance pads fitting 5K ago. Anything I should be worried about? Thanks.
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Has it got the same pressures as the rest? Tires low on air get hotter.
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Yes, same air last I checked when cold, 2 days back, 34 PSI. I might recheck but its more the mag that is warmer than the tyres. Oh well. Thanks.
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check for the handbreak draging on that wheel
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Thats a good point!
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I wondered about the handbrake pad or wheel bearings. Thanks, I will get it looked at. I am into preventative stuff before I need to do preventastive stuff if that makes sense. Its pristine and I want it to stay that way. Thanks again.
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Lift up each individual wheel and turn it to see if the brakes are dragging.

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Old 06-10-2003, 00:08   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I will lift up the wheels. I phoned the brake place that did the work and they said that due to the proportional valve, the passenger front and driver's rear always grab first, even if by only a few milliseconds. They claim that after a longer drive this can bring about slight temp difference. As these are the exact 2 wheels that are warmer in my car, they may be right but I will also check.

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Unless it's really getting obviously bad, I wouldn't worry too much.

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