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Front brakes show noticeable amount of rusting

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Dhruv_Sappers, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Dhruv_Sappers

    Dhruv_Sappers Amatore

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    Pune
    Hi Team,

    I have just purchased a new Punto 1.3 MJD. It has run only for 700 kms, however the front brakes show a noticeable amount of rust on it. Today in the morning the rust was seen on the discs as well. Is there a problem which needs to be addressed or is this normal.
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Can you post some pictures please.
    It may not be any issue afterall, little rust or dust is part and parcel of brake discs.
  3. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Chennai/Madurai
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    Can you please post some picture ? Rust formed in Disk will go of as you start to brake more( only in the places where the brake pads mate)
  4. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    It will not hinder performance to begin with. Cleaning is temporary solution. And all discs get some amount of rust once in a while.
  5. aruncep

    aruncep Amatore

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    If we remember the Avventura that was displayed in the Auto expo, also had a rushted front brake disc :) . Same is the case of my Linea also. I raised this issue on my first service and I was told that since it being a solid part there will not be any damages that can affect the braking of the car.
    My ODO stands at 24300 and at this point I dont see any reason to worry.

    Mine is a July 2013 manufactured Linea 1.3 dynamic purchased from Ramkay Fiat on 10th Oct 2013.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  6. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Bangalore/Kasargod
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    Cast iron parts getting rust is normal. Nothing to worry.
    Please post pictures for better clarity of the issue.
  7. Dhruv_Sappers

    Dhruv_Sappers Amatore

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    Pune
    Hi Team,

    Thank you all for all your responses. I really feel valued in the amount of time the responses came in. I am will post the photos right away.
  8. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Punjab
    Nothing to worry about. They will rust on the non-contact areas. Enjoy the drive. :)

    Cheers.
  9. Dhruv_Sappers

    Dhruv_Sappers Amatore

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    Here are the photos WP_20140806_001.jpg WP_20140806_002.jpg WP_20140806_003.jpg WP_20140806_004.jpg WP_20140806_005.jpg WP_20140806_006.jpg WP_20140806_007.jpg
  10. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Chennai/Madurai
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    That is not an issue Buddy. Have peace of mind and enjoy the drive.

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