Guidance On Bedding In Procedure
Geometric Alignment Of Pad Surface To Disc Surface (basic bedding in)
4-6 brake applications with medium pedal pressure from approx 90mph to 50mph, not allowing wheels to lock. (No brake dragging)
Allow for a distance of 300 - 400metres between brake applications for a cooling period.
Pads should not reach temperatures above 400°C during the initial bedding in.
Check that the pad surfaces have at least 80% contact with the disc before allowing more heat into the pad surface.
Immediately followed by :
Bedding In At High Speed
1 brake application with medium to high pedal pressure from approx 110mph to 50mph without allowing the wheels to lock.
Allow 3-4 recovery brake applications with a light pedal pressure.
Repeat high speed applications including recovery applications another 2-3 times.
Allow a cooling off distance of 500 metres between high speed applications.