Poor warm restart idle and more

Phil and Judy Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Jul 2 12:31:48 EDT 2004

At 9:00 AM -0700 7/2/04, Bernie Benz wrote:
>  > From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
>>  At 06:25 AM 7/2/2004 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>>>  What's wrong with your UFO rotors?  DFI if IAB!  My only 
>>>complaint about the
>>>  UFO design is that the pads are not interchangeable, inside to 
>>>outside.  Too
>>>  bad for maximizing pad life!  Will FWD my UFO pad info, Paul.
>>>  Bernie
>>  Shouldn't pad wear be about the same inside to outside if you have the
>>  caliper in good working order?
>Should be about the same, but is less even on my UFOs than on the G60s, even
>with guide pins well lubed.  G60 pads can be reversed if you don't use the
>unnecessary retaining spring supplied on some of the outboard pads.

The whole notion of "rotating" pads for "maximizing pad life" strikes 
me as a bit over-the-top. I suspect any extension of pad life would 
probably come at the expense of reduced rotor life. But to each his 

Anyway, I'm puzzled about that so-called "unnecessary" retaining 
spring  Bernie refers to, since every G60 pad I've seen has it (i.e., 
so will always be on _both_ pads--even my Hawk Blue racing pads); 
hence that should not impede reversibility. What may be a problem in 
reversing pads is if the inner pad has the wear detector wiring. Of 
course Bernie argues against using the wear detector system anyway, 
as it may induce someone to frivolously replace their pads before 
they're worn down to the last 1/32" (or less).

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