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Offline ferret

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defender brake disc question?
« on: May 27, 2007, 20:26:02 »
Ive fitted new front discs and pads on the front of my 92 200 tdi defender 90 and i had to push the calliper pistons all the way in to get them back on the disc and i'm wondering if thats right or i have the wrong type discs ie thicker than they should be? Also they are binding a little so is that normal or will the pads bed in. So are new discs all the same thickness?

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defender brake disc question?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 22:15:29 »
Sounds about right having to push the pistons all the way in when you done new pads & discs.  

I had to when i did the rear ones.  Even when i did just front pads i had to push pistons in all way to get the pads to fit.

Shouldnt bind tho ?  are they just touching so when you spin the wheel you can hear them slipping against each other or are they binding so much its hard to spin the wheel ?

Check your brake fluid level, it may be a bit high now you have winded the pistons back in.
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defender brake disc question?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 22:29:51 »
I can spin the wheels but as soon as you let go they will stop allmost straight away.
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