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    I've just driven the 50 miles to my parents and my wheels are hot to touch. I've never noticed this before. Should a 50 mile drive at 50-60mph give me warm alloys?

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    Are they all this way? Sounds like you may have a sticking caliper, slides or piston.

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    Yeah. Rears very slightly warm fronts considerably warm. Lots of heat being kicked out.

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    Drive just a couple of mile and see if the brakes are hot. As mentioned could be a sticky caliper.

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    If your calipers are sticking, with the car on the level release the handbrake and see how easy it is to roll the car forward, it'll either not move or as it comes to a stop you will feel the brakes grip as it stops.

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    t'd be unusual for all of them to be sticking at the same time unless theres a problem with the master cylinder. With the engine off, pump the brake pedal 3-4 times then hold it, it should stay stiff. Then still with your foot on the pedal start the engine, it should then creep down, that'll help narrow down any issues with the m/c or servo

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    Cheers. Will have a look later and report back.

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    Are the tyres at the correct pressure? Partly deflated tyres will cause heating - until they burst.

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    As long as they are just warm then there is nothing to worry about. If you can feel heat coming from them without phsically touching them then you may have a problem.

    My 314s will heat up after driving through town and even cause steam if they get wet but they are not sticking

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    & try jacking a front wheel and seeing if it spins freely...

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