Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat

Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)




Page:
 1  2 

 
ddtoit Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 09-2010
TOTAL POSTS: 23
Reply | QUOTE
front brake shudder on 2.0 dci 2009 model


hi all,
what can be the cause of a brake shutter when braking from 120 kph and higher.
ive checked the pads and disc all still looks good.

what else can i check for??

regards


Last edited by jalalski, 10/Jun/2011, 5:53 am
6/Jun/2011, 10:14 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
cooch t31 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 5966
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


The discs are warped and need machining.
The front discs are very soft on the T31 and become distorted very quickly.
I do a lot of towing and am due for my second machining, its a 2008 model.

---
Tony X-891c

HERE is my D22 Navara
HERE is my old 2008 T31, ST Series1

7/Jun/2011, 6:17 am Link to this post Send Private Message
 
ddtoit Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 09-2010
TOTAL POSTS: 23
Reply | QUOTE
Re: front brake shutter on 2.0 dci 2009 model


how does this happen the warping of the discs??
car has 36000km on clock and still under warranty?

regards
9/Jun/2011, 1:59 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
ddtoit Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 09-2010
TOTAL POSTS: 23
Reply | QUOTE
Re: front brake shutter on 2.0 dci 2009 model


is this a major thing to do to machine the discs

regards
9/Jun/2011, 2:10 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
cooch t31 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 5966
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Discs warp in a varioys of conditions. Heavy or hard quick braking, towing, quick changes in temperature or driving with the left foot on the brake pedal.
Unfortunately its not a warranty issue as its like the tyres, brake pads and wiper blades, consumables.

You can take the car to any tyre fitter as they can machine your discs, or your Local Nissan dealer can do it too. Just mention it to them when you service the car next.

Here in Australia you can expect to pay around the $100 mark.

---
Tony X-891c

HERE is my D22 Navara
HERE is my old 2008 T31, ST Series1

9/Jun/2011, 5:47 am Link to this post Send Private Message
 
ddtoit Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 09-2010
TOTAL POSTS: 23
Reply | QUOTE
Re: front brake shutter on 2.0 dci 2009 model


thks for feedback tony

what worry's me is that my xtrail only has 36500km on the clock, i have arrange to take to someone to have them skimmed, the dealer is crazy with the price they quoted me.

reall hope this sorts the issue

regards
9/Jun/2011, 9:49 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
AugustusXTrail Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL ENTHUSIAST
 


Date Registered: 07-2013
Location: Cowes Phillip Island Victoria
TOTAL POSTS: 123
Reply | QUOTE
Re: front brake shudder on 2.0 dci 2009 model


Hi Guys Augustus here, I too warped my front brake rotors at fairly low km's going down a mountain range near Coffs Harbour.

So my owners are going to fit me with DBA 4X4 survival series t2 Front and t3 rear rotors, they should last the rest of my lifetime, and will help me stop a lot lot quicker and more consistently, I'm also getting Bendix 4X4 pads. emoticon

Have a great day, from Augustus the X Trail. emoticon
26/Jul/2013, 10:43 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
Sxytrail Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 07-2013
Location: Adelaide
TOTAL POSTS: 56
Reply | QUOTE
Re: front brake shudder on 2.0 dci 2009 model


If you want honest advice from a brake expert get onto Greg at GSL Rallysport, he will sort you out with good advice not just sell you the dearest stuff. He knows it all from high performance(he set me up with the good stuff for my 450hp silvia) and he can upgrade stock brake parts aswell.

---
Daily : 2012 T31 series V, 2.5l, manual X-trail.
Genuine side steps, thats all for now...
Weekend fun car : 2002 S15 200SX / Silvia GT spec R with plenty of mods.
26/Jul/2013, 11:51 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29094
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


The question was asked by a member from South Africa guys! Please keep this in mind when providing responses and/or referring international members to local Australian businesses emoticon

---

27/Jul/2013, 7:54 am Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
DogTrail Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL FANATIC
 


Date Registered: 05-2012
Location: Sunshine Coast
TOTAL POSTS: 481
Reply | QUOTE
Re: front brake shudder on 2.0 dci 2009 model


quote:

what worry's me is that my xtrail only has 36500km on the clock,



Regrettably, it only takes one instance of overheating to cause the original rotors to warp enough to give a pulse when applying the brakes thereafter.

Depending on the age of the rotors and expected lifespan of the OEM items (previous in the forum would indicate that it is not much) then go by the local cost of machining vs replacement with a heavier duty version for you.

I've sat behind people who rest a foot on the brakes for the entire length of the downward incline. {Their brakes would be cooked at the bottom}

That tends to disrupt my rhythm of allowing speed to build, then apply brakes to bring speed to below my desired average but then allow gravity to bring that speed back up, then apply the brakes again in a regular rhythm which allows the brakes to cool between applications.

By touching the brakes to shed speed downhill and then regularly taking the foot off to allow them relief to cool down, they do not overheat (and warp).

Riding the brakes on even a few Km of a downhill run is likely to cook them enough to get red hot rotors. Side effects of that excess heat are always unpleasant.

I learned very quickly in old cars with leading edge drum brakes that the moment they got hot they failed to function at all, but the lesson that "heat is the enemy to brakes" is still applicable today.

Last edited by DogTrail, 27/Jul/2013, 6:52 pm


---
2011/12 Australia:- 2.5 litre petrol 4WD, Series IV ST, CVT : + some gadgets and cosmetic add-on's. Dirt, (it protects the paintwork) X-2429(c).
27/Jul/2013, 6:30 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 


Reply




Page:
 1  2 





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->