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Old 07-28-2004, 11:58 AM
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I changed out my rotors and pads due to front end vibration. Vibration is gone, but I put in Performance Friction Pads and the brakes don't grab like they used to. I didn't bleed the brakes as I did not remove the banjo bolt. Do the pads need to be heat cycled? I'm not getting the type of performance I expected from premium pads.
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pads need to bed themselves to the rotor. the rotor has small inperfections created by dust, dirt, a non-perfect caliper, etc so the pad just needs to wear down so it meets with the rotor fully. shouldn't take more than a few days.

btw, i've never heard of those brake pads...
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:29 PM
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I bought them frrom Kragen, couldn't wait for delivery. Should I bleed the brakes or replace the fluid?
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If you bleed the brakes you're gonna have to replace the fluid. You used the Fram part # as your usernamer?
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:38 PM
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did you clean the protective stuff of the rotor?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by PH3593A &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Should I bleed the brakes or replace the fluid?</TD></TR></TABLE>

Not necessary. When you depressed the caliper piston did you remove the fluid reservoir cap?
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No, I didn't remove the cap. I forgot to clean off the protective coating until after I installed the rotors, so I'm sure there is quite a bit of it on the back of the rotor still. I tried to spray brake cleaner on the back of the rotor to remove it. Does it wear off eventually?
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I forgot to open the cap when I was pushing the piston back in for my driver side and now it squeaks like mad...would that need bleeding? (This can help the both of us)
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