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Old 10-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Break pad break in

Where in the owners manual does it say to do hard stops to do a break in of the break pads? It says not to make hard stops???
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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Section 9-7. Under Brake Burnishing. Says to do it after the break in but before racing.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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Where in the owners manual does it say to do hard stops to do a break in of the break pads? It says not to make hard stops???
For the first 1500 miles, the manual states to go easy on the car. No hard stops, no hard acceleration, and try to keep the revs under 4000 and the speed below 80. This will "break-in" all components of the car, including the surface of the brake pads (they required a couple hundred miles of wear to become the most effective).

But further in, there's a brake-burnishing procedure, as Vroom mentioned, which is different. This requires hard ("80%") stops with frequent cooling periods between each. The procedure is to heat-treat the pads and epoxies, etc within the compound. It's not necessary unless you're racing/HPDE with the car.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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Break-in Period

No hard braking first 200 miles, then you're suppose to take it easy for the first 1,500 miles. Best advise I got was to go thru all the modes during the break-in period. Started in Touring mode for a hundred miles or so then changed to Sport mode for a hundred or so, and now I'm in the PTM modes. Today I'll start out and use PTM 3. Probably tomorrow as well, I'll try to rack up a couple hundred miles in three then try out PTM4. Still following the break-in procedures, 4,000 to maybe 4,500rpm's and topping out at around 80 to 85. Not easy to keep it that low and slow. But that's what's recommended, so I'm going to follow the advise of the experts.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, looking at the video, you would think they want you to burn in the breaks at break time. Now I understand to just go easy at first.
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