1978 Volkswagen Van - Brake disc chatter help request

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#1

Hi
I am restoring a 1978 vw westfalia that is a work in progress over the last 3 years. One persistent issue is front disc brake chatter. The entire front end has been replaced including new discs and calipers with no improvement. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


#2

What brand brake pads? Have you lubed the sliders?


#3

EMPI disc brakes including pads. I did lube sliders but can do that again


#4

Have you posted this on thesamba and vwvortex?


#5

Have you checked the front wheel bearing adjustments?

Tester


#6

Try replacing all the rubber brake lines for the front brakes. Also measure the disc run-out. Even if the discs are ok the hub or bearing could still be problematic.


#7

Aren’t the rotors and hub the same thing on this van . . . ? :confused:


#8

My vote is for checking the wheel bearing adjustment. It can be touchy on these.