So I finally had to clean out around the bumper and the wheels on the Milan tonight after RallyX 2 weeks ago.

I was having an intermittent scraping and grinding sound in random situations, sounded brake related, which makes sense if you see my above recap.

So tonifit I took the rear wheels off to see what was going on. In between the rotor and the dust shield I found this now partially polished stone:


We’ll see if that fixes the problem when I drive to work tomorrow, I suspect that was it though. Then since I had the time and already dirty hands, I cleaned out under the bumper. Note, I went through $7 at the self wash and an auto wash with undercarriage wash. Look what I’ve been driving around with:


Toddler for scale: