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Old 05-20-2004, 16:10   #1 (permalink)
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checking brake pads in ef

ok, so i'm looking at the calliper and i can see the little hole where i'm supposed to check the pad but what's good and what's bad?
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If you have about 5mm of pad or less id be getting new ones.
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ok, not so sure i get that. so if u insert say a pin into the hole and it gets in 5mm it should be replaced. is that right? sorry, bit slow!
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Sorry, my answer was a bit vauge.
5mm from the backing plate to the disc.
You should be able to see the disc through the slot.
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Re: checking brake pads in ef

the best way to check brake pads is to take the wheel off and look at both ends of both pads. that way you can see very easily how much pad is left on both sides and if they are wearing evenly. the minimum thickness is about 1mm. if you have less than 2mm, replace the pads.
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I agree with EA falcon man. I'd replace them at 2mm thickness. If you replaces them at 5mm you'd be doing them too often!!!
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Yeah i always replace mine around 4-5mm.
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too soon tikfd6, your rippin yourself off.
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Re: checking brake pads in ef

... and what about the discs themselves? :-) Where should i be measuring the minimum thickness? and what would be a reasonable minimum thickness?

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