[T2] Disc brakes dragging

Bradley Spear my13jetta at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 21:02:20 PDT 2020


I know someone who had this happen to his 1972 Westy. The brake hoses
looked great but we're clogged up on the inside. I think it was the left
brake that was so tight and caused so much heat that the white wheel turned
brown at the center.

Brad Spear
1972 Westy (Aug 1988-Dec 2018)
Current:
1971 Karmann Ghia
2004 Jetta GLS
2018 Tiguan Limited
2019 Jetta SEL Premium

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020, 22:01 Kevin Guarnotta <kevin at guarnottadesign.com>
wrote:

> Hi Chris,
>
> I don't know exactly how disc brakes work - but I've read that the
> flexible brake line (which is usually made of some rubber compound) between
> the chassis and the wheel can deteriorate from the inside. I believe this
> can cause the brake fluid pressure to build up - as the fluid can't flow
> backwards properly.
>
> I'm sure I'm not explaining this properly - essentially the hose
> deteriorate - causing weird problems. This may only be on drum brakes?
>
> Do disc brakes work the same? Did you replace these hoses when you put the
> disc brakes in?
>
> -Kevin Guarnotta
> Woodstock, NH
>
> '86 Syncro w EJ22 conversion
> '78 Westy
> '69 Singlecab
> '65 Ez-camper
>
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