Tip & How-To about 1987 Audi GT
Front brake discs can warp in extreme circumstances, but it's not common. They typically last about 55,000 miles before needing replacing. Pads should be replaced when they're worn. The original Audi rubber brake hoses leave a lot to be desired. Replace them with AeroQuip steel-braided brake hoses and you'll notice a marked increase in the feel of the brake pedal in the car. The reason is that the old rubber hoses tend to 'give' a lot and expand when put under pressure. The steel-braided ones don't, so all your foot-pedal pressure goes direct to the brakes. The handbrake cables rust and seize up with monotonous regularity. Good quality after-market items can be had for about £16 from German & Swedish. Takes about 30 minutes to replace if you've got access to a hydraulic ramp. Impossible to replace if you're trying to do it lying under the car on the ground.
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