[E-Type] bedding in brakes

I’ve posted this query to the saloons list where it belongs, but I think I
will get the answer quicker from you guys. Just pretend I’m talking about
the Thunderbolt Greaseslapper (66fhc).
Just got the Lusitania (Mk X) back from Steve’s Jaguar with rebuilt front
brakes and ball joints. What is the proper procedure for bedding in the
pads? I just came down a hill and the front right brake smelled like it was
burning. Other than that pedal feel is great and stopping power is strong
and predictable.

Help, please, soon!!!

Cheers,
Eric Scott Williams

Eric -

There’s really no procedure for bedding in pads except you shouldn’t be
too hard on the brakes for a few miles. If the rotors are fresh and the
pad new, there shouldn’t be much conforming to do. It sounds to me like
there may be a problem such as a sticking caliper.

Good luck.

Bjarn

EScott2U@aol.com wrote:>

I’ve posted this query to the saloons list where it belongs, but I think I
will get the answer quicker from you guys. Just pretend I’m talking about
the Thunderbolt Greaseslapper (66fhc).
Just got the Lusitania (Mk X) back from Steve’s Jaguar with rebuilt front
brakes and ball joints. What is the proper procedure for bedding in the
pads? I just came down a hill and the front right brake smelled like it was
burning. Other than that pedal feel is great and stopping power is strong
and predictable.

Help, please, soon!!!

Cheers,
Eric Scott Williams

Eric -

There’s really no procedure for bedding in pads except you shouldn’t be
too hard on the brakes for a few miles. If the rotors are fresh and the
pad new, there shouldn’t be much conforming to do. It sounds to me like
there may be a problem such as a sticking caliper.

Good luck.

Bjarn

EScott2U@aol.com wrote:

I’ve posted this query to the saloons list where it belongs, but I think
I

will get the answer quicker from you guys. Just pretend I’m talking
about

the Thunderbolt Greaseslapper (66fhc).
Just got the Lusitania (Mk X) back from Steve’s Jaguar with rebuilt front
brakes and ball joints. What is the proper procedure for bedding in the
pads? I just came down a hill and the front right brake smelled like it
was

burning. Other than that pedal feel is great and stopping power is
strong

and predictable.

Help, please, soon!!!

Cheers,
Eric Scott Williams

My procedure for bedding in brakes was to run a few laps using progressively
harder brake applications until the linings were so hot they began to
fade-“green fade.” Then a couple of gentle laps not using the brakes to
allow them to fully cool. This removes all the gasses(?) from new pads and
subsequently it is much more difficult to fade the brakes. You don’t want
to park the car to let them cool because material may be deposited on the
rotors. If you do park in the pits to let then cool, the crew should rock
the car back and forth while the brakes cool to avoid this.

On street car I have never bothered other than to try and drive gently for
the first 200 mi or so and avoid seriously hard applications. (do panic
stop if you have to though…:slight_smile: )
Hope that is of help

Bill B-----Original Message-----
From: Bjarn (Paul Bjarnason) bearson@erols.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org e-type@jag-lovers.org
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] bedding in brakes

Suspect a sticky caliper,or the rubber lline is shot between the frame and
wheel. The lines swell up when they get old and fluid can’t co back out after
applying the brakes.
If brake pads aren’t dragging, fluid may be leaking and getting there, but
probably not…
LLoyd

EScott2U@aol.com wrote:> I’ve posted this query to the saloons list where it belongs, but I think I

will get the answer quicker from you guys. Just pretend I’m talking about
the Thunderbolt Greaseslapper (66fhc).
Just got the Lusitania (Mk X) back from Steve’s Jaguar with rebuilt front
brakes and ball joints. What is the proper procedure for bedding in the
pads? I just came down a hill and the front right brake smelled like it was
burning. Other than that pedal feel is great and stopping power is strong
and predictable.

Help, please, soon!!!

Cheers,
Eric Scott Williams