[200q20v] Soft brakes ... master cylinder?

Phil and Judy Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Aug 15 20:42:15 EDT 2000

At 6:37 PM -0400 8/15/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/15/00 6:18:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>pjrose at frontiernet.net writes:
>> Do many of you do that? All these years I've just followed manufacturers
>>  warnings to "Avoid hard braking during the initial 150-200 kilometers."
>>  Phil
>So, do you put a little yellow "caution" sign in your window, saying "new
>brake pads on board" so you don't need to do those hard braking events?  For
>me, hard braking is generally unexpected (thus the hard braking part...).
>I've heard various brake bedding procedures...

Well...yeh, naturally brakes must be used when and as needed (avoid doesn't
mean "prohibited"), but while doing my "usual" break-in I do take some
precautions--ones I wouldn't ordinarily take, such as anticipating stops
much earlier than I usually would--in order to minimize _unecessarily_ hard

Anyway, all you brake gurus: would the 150-200 km procedure be likely to
get the pads to the _same_ condition of effectiveness as will a rapid
pad-bedding procedure? Obviously the rapid procedure might be necessary
under certain circumstances. And isn't some conditioning of the rotors
supposed to be taking place during these procedures?

*  Phil & Judy Rose           Rochester, NY  *
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