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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:48 pm 
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for my efII falcon, the brakes are completely gone and need to be machined, wat is machining and can the brake pads be replaced without it being machined???

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:12 pm 
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Machining will make them nice and smooth again, you can just throw pads on, but they wont be as effective.
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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:41 pm 
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yeah there is usually three options:

1) throw pads in and just drive it. good for bombs which dont do any heavy braking and dont want money spent on them.

2) machine discs and maybe even when your there put some new bearings in them or at least repack them. probably cost about $10 a disc for machining.

3) depending on how thin your discs are replacing discs could be an option. sometimes they are pretty darn cheap.
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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:35 pm 
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what does it mean when you press the brakes and you can hear like springs ?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:38 pm 
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Hear springs? dont understand??
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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:45 am 
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i got 2 new ones for $35 each :D
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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:15 pm 
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ThinkTank wrote:
what does it mean when you press the brakes and you can hear like springs ?


If i understand this correctly, then it sounds like what happends when you have just bled the brakes, if not, then maybe they need to be bled.
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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:05 pm 
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my old mk1 escort, when you would brake you heard a spring, but i think in my case it was just an old car

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:33 am 
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Well it litteraly sounds like springs going up and down...

if i press my brakes on my EL you can hear spring like sounds....

Its wierd.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:59 am 
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I reckon try bleeding them
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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:21 pm 
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u can just replace the pads but alot of guys i know say its best to machine the disc's for 2 reasons:1- Make the new pads grip as best as possible and 2- for longer pad life ( depending on how hard u use them), the old discs are usually worn unevenly.
I used to have an EF and once i got 16" mags on it a had to get the discs machinedyearly due to the disc warping slightly and giving that pulsing/shuddering feeling in the brake pedal.

 

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