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Old 06-05-2004, 13:42   #1 (permalink)
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AU Brake probs

Hi people, looking for info to help with brake prob. I replaced my front rotors with new DBA slots and bendix pads. Under 65-70 kays I don't notice much difference. Over that they really pull the horses up. However I noticed the pedal doesn't quite feel right - maybe a little soft? I looked at the rotors, and the left one has surface rust from the inside extending about 25mm to the outside, like the pad isn't covering the whole surface. Does this mean I need a caliper overhaul, or something else lurking? Whataya think guy's? Thanks.
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What pads are you running?
Once they bed in the Rust ring should be wiped off.
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What pads are you running?
Once they bed in the Rust ring should be wiped off.
Hi, I'm running Bendix Ultimates, which I fitted new with the discs. It seems that only half the pad is touching the disc ? What say ya
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Yeah mine is doing the same on the rear of the car, it as the pad and disc bed to each other it will/should touch the whole surface.
I have DBA slotted all round.
My front rotors have a Rusty ring around the inner part of the disc because the pads dont wipe the full width of the disc.
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bleed them to make sure theres no air in the lines also
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bleed them to make sure theres no air in the lines also
O.k. I'll bleed the little bleeders, but can you tell me what the rules are with topping up brake fluid, like what brand to buy and can it mix with the existing stuff? Thanks people
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If the fluid is old your better off replacing it with new stuff.
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there is a trick to bleeding the brakes with the AU ABS.. i think you do it with the ignition on so the computer keeps ups, or you end up with a real sloppy feel to the pedal even when you are done

I'd be more looking at those little shims are still on the calliper.. both at the top and bottom locating the pad 'true'
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there is a trick to bleeding the brakes with the AU ABS.. i think you do it with the ignition on so the computer keeps ups, or you end up with a real sloppy feel to the pedal even when you are done

I'd be more looking at those little shims are still on the calliper.. both at the top and bottom locating the pad 'true'
never heard that before
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i know @ work the ignition must be on.. im usually the poor pedal pumping sod.. i dont know the science behind it but i know its in relation to the ABS set-up
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