UFO seasoning and pad bedding
Rbade12 at aol.com
Mon Nov 14 08:56:32 EST 2005
In a message dated 11/11/2005 1:43:04 PM Central Standard Time, SuffolkD
Beveled, can you explain this?
Are you talking about filing down the thickness on the pad in your
application to fit the clearance available when you screwed the piston back in?
-Scott by BOSTON
From: Dikeman Brett
FYI- be prepared for some extra work getting them to fit if the pads
aren't beveled, like my R4's came. I spent my first rungroup at
Tremblant beveling the pads with a file because they were too thick.
I even had to take the calipers off the strut to get them to fit.
I believe he's refering to the beveling the inner [closest to the axle]
corners of the outer pads. I had to take a bit off those corners to allow the
rotor to slip in. I did get Porterfield pads which measure 16.5 mm thick, a bit
thicker than the Jurid pads pictured here,
I don't think that difference would have allowed the rotor to slip in.
This wasn't a problem I could solve by removing the caliper and putting it
on the rotor before putting both on the car. It was a problem created by
clearences within the caliper itself.
I just got back from a 2000 mile trip in the 20v. I drove to see my folks in
Spearfish, SD. The car was flawless. It purred along I-90 at 90 mph for
many, many miles across the dull expanses of Minn and SD [I live in Milwaukee].
It was really good in the mountains around Spearfish, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood
[nothing like a turbo to offset a bit of altitude]. I was gentle on the brakes.
I did come up on a moving sheriff while doing 90, took it down to 75 [speed
limit is 75] passed him with a bit of concern, but he did nothing. Great car
for the type of driving I did!!
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