View Full Version : Brake Pad ?s.


10-16-2015, 05:51 AM
I've been doing my own brake jobs for years. Lately I've noticed that I have to file the mounting ears here recently to get the pads to fit properly. Has anyone else noticed this?


Bob K
10-16-2015, 07:29 AM
I've had a few like that. They are stamped out with an unfinished edge. I file the edge to make a surface that slides easily in the groves of the caliper if they bind on first try. I also run a file in the groove to get all the rust out before I put the new pads on.

Bob K

10-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Then a dab of lithium grease, which is waterproof and helps keep them sliding.