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Old 11-27-2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gomolka30 View Post
It's more important that I get pads (any pads) before I score up my rotors.
Makes sense. Did you mic the rotors?

When I mic mine, I generally get two pad replacements per rotor in the rear.
- One user's example of a complete brake job with all torque figures, specs, measurements, fluids, decisions, tools, tricks, mistakes, suppliers, costs, etc., that it entails (1)

Originally Posted by gomolka30 View Post
Pro Stop pads, the fit is not as precise as the Textars

Originally Posted by gomolka30 View Post
lightly grease the guide bolts. I noticed that when pulling them out they had some extra deposits on them, and no grease.
While a prescribed brake job is almost completely dry, I literally slobbered lubricants on my pad backs and on the pins and landings - yet - each time (three total) I've replaced the pads and/or rotors - the brakes were completely dry.

So, personally, I don't think it really matters either way:
- What BMW says about brake rotor & caliper & pad lubricants (1)

Originally Posted by gomolka30 View Post
I don't believe in a bedding in procedure
Actually, you do have a bedding-in procedure; it's just not the ten-high-speed-almost-stops bedding procedure.

Millions of brake pads are replaced by shops who likely don't perform any bedding-in procedure - so - your's is as good as mine (which is roughly similar to yours).

Originally Posted by gibo58 View Post
I'm a big believer in 'you get what you pay for'
According to my old dusty economics textbooks covering the supply and demand curves, "you actually pay what OTHERS pay for".

In fact, IMHO, you rarely get what 'you' pay for!
- You never get what you pay for ($18 Fram oil filter)
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