The Mothership Maintenance Log #190


pmac193 said: Did you say you put on front brakes not too long ago? What did you replace then? Wouldn’t be a bad time to make a little upgrade.

Type R remans are dirt cheap and no core charge. Pair these with base mini cooper rotors and TSX pads.

Rock Auto PowerStop S1460

Thanks man. Yeah, I replaced everything about two years ago now. And the pulsing/shaking has just been a constant since. I bought all the material on Rock Auto, and the front rotors are PowerStop, yeah. I didn’t think I was buying junk hardware… But they just never settled in. I still suspect I messed up some finesse or detail while installing them that caused the pulsing.

Type R as in upgrade the wheel hub to a Type R one, brakes and all? Now that the rear brakes are working properly, I’m definitely interested in following through to get the fronts working properly… Though I’ve already had the front rotors turned at a shop… And they have (I believe) nice quality Akebono brake pads… Maybe the front suspension/bushings is to blame?

–ctag