Oil Spots inside rims, is it serious?
Jun 21 2010
Hi there guys.
Its me again, and again with the wheels.
After driving 1200km yesterday, 1130 of which was on the highway, at speeds mostly above 160km/h for more than 70% of the trip and touching 180 for say 15% (In the karoo towns are more than 300km's apart with no speedtraps in sight and i was exploiting a couple of guys in porsches with laser systems by tailing them) and some understandably heavy breaking situations due to trucks and stuff going at 80, when i got home i noticed what looks to be oily spots on the inside of my front rims with a wet oily look where the rim and the break disc meet, which i presume is where the oily spots came from.
Okay, i also put on new tires about a week ago, and when they put the rims back on the car they smeared some kind of copper stuff between the rim and the break disc which they said helps to prevent rust, now i just want to know, could it be that thats made the oily looking spots on the inside of my rims due to heating up because of the breaking, or is it something i should be worring about like bearings?
Thanks guys, you guys are normally very helpful.