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Old July 7th, 2020, 17:37   #16
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Originally Posted by IndigoBlueWagon View Post
All Jetta TDIs from '99.5 have had rear disc brakes.
sucks here in the salt states because they rust up solid real quick
then your handbrake doesn't do much holding until it decides to hold 'that one time' and you dump a tank of fuel into burning up a brake

where drums are pretty troublefree as far as rust is concerned, just gotta ignore the minor labyrinth seal noise you get when people are stupid enough to pull the drums "to check the condition of the linings"
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Old July 8th, 2020, 02:55   #17
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If you maintain them they're fine. I clean and lubricate the slide pins annually, and actually haven't had much trouble with parking brake cables. Original calipers after 18 years and 410K miles. Can't complain.
2002 Jetta wagon, 412K, RC3+; 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5, 199K; 1997 Passat, 289K; '99.5 Golf, 262K; 2011 335d, 64K; 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 14K. Principal, http://www.idparts.com
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