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New brakes and bedding them

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Andymon Andrew Tillinghast
Medford, OR, USA   USA
I just got all new brakes for front and rear. 1976 MGB. The mechanic who is well qualified said to just take it easy on the brakes at first as they need to bed. I just read this Moss article http://www.mossmotoring.com/bedding-in-your-brakes/ and the comments don't seem to support the article. So, just what are your comments on how to bed the brakes?

thanks!



1976 MGB.

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76lucas Gold Member Josh L
Floyd, VA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Parts Car"
The procedure Moss gives in the article is pretty much the standard. Almost all brake manufactors use the same or close to the same one. On older cars that had heavier brake rotors it was not has big a deal. But newer cars use thinner lighter rotors that are more prone to warping and glazing. On top of that new materials used in brake pads such has ceremiacs can actually wear the rotors out before the pads. Another factor is if you do the steps and it vibrates or shakes then you may get the parts replaced at no cost. If you don't then your stuck with it. Of course the B guys might tell you something different. tongue sticking out smiley



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