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    fluid? & breakin ?

    if I have to add fuild what type the store only had synthetic?

    is it OK to do one wheel (install rotor & pads) then cruise around then do another some other day? one at a time?

    do the new ceramic pads have to be broken in? or can I just cruise around untill the zinc plating comes off? als when the plating comes off doe's this mean the pads are broken in?

    Thanks Guys for advice.

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    Always do brakes in a set that way wear and stopping power will be even from side to side. As for breaking in pads, I have heard a few things about it but forget the detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post


    Use the old pad........
    That's what I do.

    I used to use a big screwdriver to do it, but a found a C- Clamp for my last few brake jobs. Works SO much better than the screwdriver method.

    Well worth the 5 bucks it might cost at a discount store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwik219d9 View Post
    if I have to add fuild what type the store only had synthetic?

    is it OK to do one wheel (install rotor & pads) then cruise around then do another some other day? one at a time?

    do the new ceramic pads have to be broken in? or can I just cruise around untill the zinc plating comes off? als when the plating comes off doe's this mean the pads are broken in?

    Thanks Guys for advice.
    Avoid panic stops or prolonged braking for the first 200 miles or so, that's all there is to beaking them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddySS View Post
    Avoid panic stops or prolonged braking for the first 200 miles or so, that's all there is to beaking them in.
    C Clamp or just rent a caliper compressor tool from AZ and when done return it. Always do them in sets. I prefer doing all 4 at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    C Clamp or just rent a caliper compressor tool from AZ and when done return it. Always do them in sets. I prefer doing all 4 at once.
    The tools are 10 bucks to own

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