Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: rusty brake disc?!

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    sktr4lf's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,349
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    rusty brake disc?!

    out for my teabreak today and i noticed the drivers side front disc is rusty all the way across its diameter,while the passenger side one is fine.

    what would be causing this? and i assume its something i need to get looked at pretty sharpish?

    the car is only 6 weeks off a forecourt (2001 astra 1.6 sxi), so im keen to get any issues sorted before my 3 mnth warranty expires.

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    tom_coupe's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,347
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    surface rust m8, the discs have just oxidised, not a problem the surface will go as soon as you drive the car, happens to most discs whilst the car has been sitting in the bad weather, it hasnt seized the break has it (thats when thyre can be a problem)
    the reason its rusted from one side and not the other could quite simply be that it rained side ways on to the car

    get it checked if your really worried tho
    Astra Se2 coupe

    "Love it and shove it and dance around the bucket"

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    sktr4lf's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,349
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    ill check it again once im home from work to see if the rust has disappeared.

    getting the car looked at for another reason on sat anyway,so i'll mention it

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    astra mark's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Drives
    Astra Van 1.7 DTI
    Location
    Ashford, Kent.
    Posts
    4,738
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)
    Just surface rust, take it back to the garage where you brought it if youe still worried and get it checked out to be on the safe side. It should just wear off in time.

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Ffoeg's Avatar
    2170:01:06
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    34,591
    Mentioned in
    2 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    As above it's most likely surface rust as it's bare steel in a damp environment - so it's perfectly normal

    But have a drive and use the brakes, and if it's still there when you stop then you've got a problem (sticking caliper)

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    sktr4lf's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,349
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    well thats my bout of paranoia over,checked them both when i got home and fine.

    i was just spinning out cos one was rusty and the other clean!

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    tom_coupe's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,347
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    im the same with my car in aspects

    its the most expensive thing ive bought in my life so far and i treat it like i would a baby lol

    understandable about the breaks i remember asking my dad when i had my first car (mk3), i thought they had had it lol
    Astra Se2 coupe

    "Love it and shove it and dance around the bucket"

Similar Threads

  1. rusty brake cover
    By colinmk4 in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-04-2012, 20:48
  2. Brake Lines Rusty!
    By mattw in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 17-10-2009, 23:16
  3. rusty brake discs
    By astra_turbo in forum Car Care and Detailing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-08-2009, 20:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •