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    What process do you guys use to bed in new pads?

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    Firstly make sure that the rotors are spotless; definitely no greasy finger marks on them as they create hotspots and can cause rotors to warp/run out.
    Then take the car on a quiet open road trip for a few klms. Do a series of very gentle slowdowns from say 80 - 100 kph down to around 20 - 30. Drive on before repeating to allow everything to cool down. Repeat this several times and then test by doing a run up to 100 and down to say 10 but again, gently as it goes. Repeat this two or three times.
    Take the car back home and let it cool down completely and do it all over again. I've found that once the brakes are bedded in, you really don't need anyone to tell you in a book; they feel like they're bedded in.
    I used the above system on Adrian's TZi and it now brakes like a F1 car and stops as straight as a dye.
    The worst thing to do is to take them out and start jamming them on hard first up as it tends to glaze the pads and causes long term problems as regards wear and even braking.

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    Thanks for that Alan, just like what i was doin but i never reapeted.

    Hopefully will be gettin stuck into it nex week.

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    that has been covered few times already. do a search for Brad's post about brakes.
    But as Alan says, 100->30->100->30 etc about 5 fitems or until the brakes begin to smoke/feel spongy, then do few kms of normal driving to cool brakes before coming to a complete stop.
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    While doing all this try not to ever come to a complete stop (well a red light is a red light, but plan never to have to stop) and never leave the pads down on the disk if you do have to stop .. they'll soak heat (possibly too much) and this isn't good when bedding in.

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