488 Caliper Discoloration

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by dgk194, Nov 25, 2021 at 6:22 PM.

  1. dgk194

    dgk194 Rookie
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    Nov 23, 2020
    I have a 2018 488 GTB, just got it back from the dealer for the recent brake recall - brakes were good to go with new SRF fluid. Went to the track and after finishing a set of laps, my yellow calipers on the front turned brown. Rears we’re fine. Anyone have this problem? Any problems with the calipers if so or just discolored from heat?
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  3. flash32

    flash32 F1 Rookie

    Aug 22, 2008
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    Did they catch fire ..or did fluid get on them and cook

    Never heard of this ..but then again i dont track

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  4. dgk194

    dgk194 Rookie
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    Nov 23, 2020
    Thanks - No, they didn’t catch fire - could have brake fluid left on them from the service done for the recall - this may have cooked on the caliper.
  5. mdrums

    mdrums Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2006
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    It’s heat. I’ve turned many many Porsche red calipers to a dark red purple and the white logo brown.

    A brake intensive track will do this, running pads less than 50% thickness transfers more heat to the caliper too and not being able to full cool down laps and heading straight to pits to park does this.
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