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Old 03-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #51
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It should just slid in to the piston.
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It doesn't, so I guess I have to bend it. Also where would one get a clip for his brake pad? Is it even possible to buy a single brake pad?
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I doubt it. You can try returning it.
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I doubt it. You can try returning it.

Good idea. Advance FTL.
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I'm wrapping things up here, just a quick question about brakes in general---do I have to worry if I didn't compress the brake piston that last .5mm as long as the brakes fit? the "default" position is fully compressed inside the caliper (unless it senses a lack of resistance, in which case it will push out until enough resistance is felt, and stay there), and it pushes out when I use the brakes----correct?

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That wont mater at all. It will come back out when you press the brake and stay in that location.
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What'* your school of thought on bedding brakes in?
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You don't need to bed disk'*. Just drive normally and brake normally the first few times to wear off the thin layer of protection on the pad, and the rotor if you replaced them.
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Cool, thanks for the help with this. My first ever repair is a success and she drives beautifully now. Quit while I'm ahead or pre-emptively replace some brake lines now, what do you say
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Personally, I don't skimp on brakes. If it looks like it might need it, change it.
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