[DML] Re: Oscillation on braking
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[DML] Re: Oscillation on braking

I had the same problem and I also blamed warped rotor(s). I replaced 
them to no avail.

The cause was a couple of things actually. I bought new, but 
aftermarket calipers. They bolted up perfectly but were poorly made. 
One caliper grabbed much harder than the other. Also my flexible 
brake lines were old OEM and probably expanding under pressure.

I replaced all of my calipers with rebuilt OEM and replaced the 
flexible lines with new ones and now the braking is straight and true 
with no pulsing.

You may consider this before buying new rotors, or at least just 
check the rotors for trueness before buying replacements.

Rich A.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dadoc2791" <gekko@...> wrote:
> When I first got my D (3+ years ago), I unkowingly topped off the 
> fluids with DOT 3 (brake and clutch).  I've never had problems with 
> either, although I know of the discussions here about DOT 4 and DOT 
> 5 and am considering bleeding and refilling with the DOT 5.
> Recently, I've noticed a definate back and forth oscillation of the 
> steering wheel when I brake from higher speed (like coming off the 
> freeway).  The front tires are almost new and I've had them re-
> balanced just a couple of weeks ago because of a vibration I'm 
> noticing between 68 and 80 mph (to no avail).  Visual inspection of 
> the brakes show slight (and I mean slight) wear on the rotors and 
> pads with lots of meat on them, yet.  Braking is positive and 
> without chatter, squeek, grind or other "wear notice" types of 
> but I'm noticing this oscillation.
> Could this be the result of fluid problems and corrected by 
> and refilling the system with the proper grade of fluid or is it a 
> sign of something more problematic (like a warped rotor or 
> wear that's uneven)?
> Any suggestion welcome.
> Thanx in advance,
> Craig Werner
> 07181

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