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fkloster 05-23-2011 03:43 PM

Brake rotors very hot after driving but not much braking...:
 
Brake rotors on front and rear feel about 180 Farenhiet after driving but not much braking (no hard braking) just day cruising. Ambient temp outside in the 60's. Ideas? Normal?

ColdCase 05-23-2011 04:00 PM

Re: Brake rotors very hot after driving but not much braking...:
 
Rain?

Andrew Klossner 05-23-2011 04:09 PM

Re: Brake rotors very hot after driving but not much braking...:
 
Yes, that's normal. When you brake to a stop, you're converting all the kinetic energy of a 5000-pound vehicle into heat. A single stop from 60mph creates enough heat to boil 15 gallons of water. Click here for a readable discussion of the science.

fkloster 05-23-2011 08:45 PM

Re: Brake rotors very hot after driving but not much braking...:
 
Thank you very much! Very interesting...


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