Would it damage the disc brake on a car if I poured water on it after a long journey in the heat (and the discs were hot)?
Well, let’s see. Suppose you were driving on a long journey and it suddenly started to pour down rain. The brakes would get wet, wouldn’t they?
The discs are always hot, even after a short trip. Try touching one when you park the car after you get home from work or shopping. You’ll see.
I suppose under severe conditions you could warp the rotors, but other than that I can’t see how you’d cause any damage.
Why would you pour water on the brakes in the first place?
Heh, that’s true. I was just wondering. Thanks. I would assume that they would steam as well. I just have random car related thoughts sometimes
no reason to do it and take a chance, rotors are $$$
OK children, now we are going to play a fun new game called “Warp The Rotors”…
Wow! Look at that steam! Isn’t that cool??
While it is possible that one’s rotors might escape this experiment without being warped, I think that the probability of warping is high enough so that anyone contemplating this should rethink it.
What type of questions will we have next?
Will driving over nails and broken glass always result in tire punctures?
Will it really damage my engine if I go 20k miles between oil changes?
Does every interference engine self-destruct when a 10 year old timing belt snaps?
Hmmm…On second thought, we actually get that third question about once a week.
Oil change question is just about every other day. Timing belt questions happen on the days there’s no oil change questions