Are you tired of expensive brake jobs?
Want to save $$$ over the next few years.
Want to keep your brakes in tip top condition?
If you answered YES, then this article is required reading:
How To Bed In Brakes
(new cars; after a brake job; pulsating brakes)
I run a fleet; this procedure has saved me thousands of $$$$.
(with thanks to Dave Zeckhausen @ Zeckhausen Racing)
Originally Posted by Northern Rider
From another thread http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=18000 there seems to be some "brake judder" some of us are experiencing at high speeds --
is it possible to "re-bed" the brakes and get them back to normal using the "Bed in" procedure?
As you say, this may save a lot of time and money and frustration.
(I'm surprised that this post hasn't had one reply since originally posted in June -- if this is the answer to my (our) high speed braking issue, thank you for the information, NR)
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You can do this procedure any time - not just with new pads.Originally Posted by BragonMyMag
As soon as any of my employees complain about "judder" or "pulsing" or say the words "warped disc", I take the vehicle out to a country road and bed in the brakes.
Warped discs are rare on street cars and are mainly caused by technicians lugging the nuts on with an air wrench with no torque settings.
I have saved thousands of dollars with this basic procedure. And - I enjoy doing it.
Good info, thanks
I'm going to use that procedure this morning... shortly after the MSRT8 arrives.
Still in love with my first wife, and first car ('68 Charger)... Still have the wife!
Just installed new rotors and pads. going to give this a shot. Dont want any steering wheel nonsense again.
Yes holy thread revival i know haha.
I read this helpful thread and re-bedded my brakes last Sat night after work. I noticed that I was getting some shudder when high speed braking recently and she has been smooth ever since... Thanks Patrick!
+1 for the Thread Revival.
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I tried last night...no improvement at all...actually did the whole routine 2 times...no difference. :(
Dealer checked all the rotors...no run out (well, within acceptable parameters). may have to change pads and try again.
My judder is only when decelerating between 60 and 35 km/h.
My rotors and pads came out of the trash. My buddy Rich Miller complained that his rotors were warped and was replacing with slotted and drilled ones. I put his bad ones on and bedded em. Now they have 65,000+ miles and are still perfect.
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My breaks were squeaking all the time. I tried this and the squeaking has stopped. Thanks :D
I have always done this with new brakes. Never on used that are experiencing issues. My 2011 Caprice patrol vehicle is having issues. I will try it and see if I cant save the city ANOTHER brake job on this car.
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If you just installed rotors with zinc plating or if the rotors have an anti-corrosion phosphate coating, you should postpone bedding until normal driving has allowed your pads to polish the rotors clean and removed all traces of the plating or coating. If your new brake rotors have an oily anti-corrosion coating, clean this off thoroughly with brake cleaning spray and/or hot soapy water before installation.
How do I know when the rustproof coating has rubbed away?
I have an old 2001 Arctic Cat 500 ATV, the owners manual describes the same procedure to bed the disc brakes! Ok, they say drive at 30+ mph , not 60, but...
So how do I tell that rust proofing is sanded off?
Cool story formerice.