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Old 07-01-2015, 04:08 PM   #26
Join Date: Mar 2011
Name: Brian
Location: SW Ohio
Car: 2001 330i sport pkg
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Originally Posted by MrBillyTalent View Post
Got all the brakes on: stock blanks, pfc Z-rated pads, 'new' master cylinder, and fluid flushed with Super Blue.

The pedal feels good but the braking feels off. I wanna contribute it all to needing to 'get some heat' into the pads, but I've never dealt with it. Anyone care to elaborate how that should feel? Compare it to a situation involving freezer pizzas if you must.
Do a bed in of the pads - get the car to 15 mph and slam on the brakes (do not lock them up), then repeat to 25 mph and then 35 mph. At 35 mph you should start to smell the brakes a bit and drive to cool them down. All about getting a fine layer of pad material on the entire rotor.
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