Rear wheels and excessive dirt? - Civinfo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 21:13 Thread Starter
Supporter
 
RAZ_CTR_GT's Avatar
 
Car: CTR GT
Join Date: 19th October 2009
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 234
Thanks: 16
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Rear wheels and excessive dirt?

I've got a query regarding the rear wheels, they keep getting very dirty, very quick compared to the front wheels. The fronts look very clean even after a couple of hundred miles.

Not sure what the reason could be for this... any ideas??
RAZ_CTR_GT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 21:14
Supporter
 
ElNino9's Avatar
 
Car: 59/FN4 Civic Type S
Join Date: 12th August 2009
Location: Barry Nr Cardiff WALES
Posts: 2,642
Thanks: 316
Thanked 371 Times in 337 Posts
iTrader: (27)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAZ_CTR_GT View Post
I've got a query regarding the rear wheels, they keep getting very dirty, very quick compared to the front wheels. The fronts look very clean even after a couple of hundred miles.

Not sure what the reason could be for this... any ideas??
the vsa kicking in causes excess brake dust mate
ElNino9 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 21:38
B16 OJR
 
ollthenavyboy's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 Type R GT Deep Bronze
Join Date: 20th July 2012
Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme GB
Posts: 1,015
Thanks: 5
Thanked 115 Times in 99 Posts
iTrader: (7)
As above mate the VSA works by braking the back wheels
ollthenavyboy is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 21:54 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
RAZ_CTR_GT's Avatar
 
Car: CTR GT
Join Date: 19th October 2009
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 234
Thanks: 16
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader: (2)
This seems like excessive brake dust, as the fronts also have brakes but don't burn out as much as the rears leaving behind a lot of dust which looks odd on a clean car.

Could it be that the VSA has a fault? or is this how it is with all the cars?
RAZ_CTR_GT is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 21:59
B16 OJR
 
ollthenavyboy's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 Type R GT Deep Bronze
Join Date: 20th July 2012
Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme GB
Posts: 1,015
Thanks: 5
Thanked 115 Times in 99 Posts
iTrader: (7)
Same with them all mate nothing to worry about try washing it then switch the VSA off and you'll notice the difference
ollthenavyboy is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 22:00
Supporter
 
ElNino9's Avatar
 
Car: 59/FN4 Civic Type S
Join Date: 12th August 2009
Location: Barry Nr Cardiff WALES
Posts: 2,642
Thanks: 316
Thanked 371 Times in 337 Posts
iTrader: (27)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAZ_CTR_GT View Post
This seems like excessive brake dust, as the fronts also have brakes but don't burn out as much as the rears leaving behind a lot of dust which looks odd on a clean car.

Could it be that the VSA has a fault? or is this how it is with all the cars?
check your brakes are not binding on, i stripped mine down and greased the runners recently as they were sticking slightly

If all ok then it will just be a case of the VSA causing the extra dust
ElNino9 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 22:00
Supporter
 
Car: 2007 fn2 type r milano red
Join Date: 11th March 2013
Location: edinburgh uk SCOTLAND
Posts: 42
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Make sure the rear brakes arnt binding on mate, mines were replaced and slides cleaned up just before i got the car last year as the mot certificate said they were binding on.
neilfn214 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 22:02
Supporter
 
Car: 2007 fn2 type r milano red
Join Date: 11th March 2013
Location: edinburgh uk SCOTLAND
Posts: 42
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElNino9 View Post
check your brakes are not binding on, i stripped mine down and greased the runners recently as they were sticking slightly

If all ok then it will just be a case of the VSA causing the extra dust
Nerver realised you posted this just before me haha
neilfn214 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 22:03 Thread Starter
Supporter
** Thread starter **
 
RAZ_CTR_GT's Avatar
 
Car: CTR GT
Join Date: 19th October 2009
Location: London, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 234
Thanks: 16
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Will try with VSA off and see the difference and also check that the brakes aren't binding on.

Thanks
RAZ_CTR_GT is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 16th April 2013, 22:05
Supporter
 
ElNino9's Avatar
 
Car: 59/FN4 Civic Type S
Join Date: 12th August 2009
Location: Barry Nr Cardiff WALES
Posts: 2,642
Thanks: 316
Thanked 371 Times in 337 Posts
iTrader: (27)
Quote:
Originally Posted by neilfn214 View Post
Make sure the rear brakes arnt binding on mate, mines were replaced and slides cleaned up just before i got the car last year as the mot certificate said they were binding on.
Great minds think alike buddy
ElNino9 is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 18th April 2013, 12:47
Supporter
 
Type-R6's Avatar
 
Join Date: 9th March 2012
Location: Derbyshire ENGLAND
Posts: 1,079
Thanks: 54
Thanked 111 Times in 98 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Here's a front wheel

And a rear

Must be normal.
Graham
Type-R6 is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 18th April 2013, 13:03
 
Autobulbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: 9th May 2008
Location: Southampton GB
Posts: 303
Thanks: 17
Thanked 37 Times in 31 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Just means your driving it right but without switching off the right buttons!
Autobulbs is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > Civic Type R > Type-R

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dirt on inside of rear light lenses Ash101 Type-R 9 27th January 2017 22:14
Dirt and insects in rear reflector cookci Type-R 9 17th April 2013 15:08
Brakes Excessive Scoring and Rusting of Rear Discs TIM1962 Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and Brakes (8G) 19 28th July 2010 13:01
Brakes Excessive wear on rear pads crazyjammer Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and Brakes (8G) 10 29th October 2009 18:12
Other Dirt above rear wheel arches WiredBob Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 7 29th April 2007 21:20

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome