I have new rotors and pads and am willing to install them. I have done a couple other brake jobs before but not on VW and of course VW makes like SO EASY for DIYers!!
I had the one front tire off today and realized I didn't have the 7mm hex driver in my tool set so I had to bag the operation before T-Storms came rolling in. One thing I tried to do was get the rotor set screw off. I took one look at the corroded phillips screw and thought no way is that coming off by hand, but I gave it a try anyway and sure enough it didn't budge and I almost stripped some of it. A PHILLIPS screw???!!! REALLY, VW??? A screw is bad enough for that area of the car but at least make it a torx or hex? PHILLIPS???
Just for kicks, I tried my cordless screwdriver on max power and no movement on that either. So, am I wondering if anyone out there has had any luck removing that blasted screw with anything other than an impact driver, which conveniently enough for me, I DON'T HAVE right now!
Oh, and if you were wondering, these are the original rotors and brakes on my 2002 VW Jetta wagon so there is plenty of SEIZE power to overcome in this whole brake job. That set screw is not coming out without a fight. Even if I get that screw out, I have heard the rotors can seize in there pretty nicely. Great. I am ready to throw out the DIY white flag and take it to the pros.