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Old 07-14-2002, 04:57 PM
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Ali Al-Chalabi Ali Al-Chalabi is offline
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Actually, I do have an infrared thermometer that I keep in my car and I do use it to check various parameters on the car. When I do this test on my car with the thermometer every brake disc is almost exactly ambient temperature.

I initially got the thermometer because I thought it would have a few uses on the car. Now, there seems to be countless uses for it. For me, I think it was money well spent.

A couple of years ago, on my 325e bimmer, following a brake pad change, the caliper was rubbing so hard that after 1 mile of driving I could smell the brake burning smell from inside the car. Needless to say, the car pulled very heavily, and all was well after a caliper replacement.
Ali Al-Chalabi

2001 CLK55
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel
2002 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
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