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[Z06] Changing Brake Pads HELP!

 
Old 09-24-2007, 04:20 PM
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I've been using the HP+ pads on the street and limited track. I like them even though they are a little noisy. I think they are a good compromise.
How noisy is "a little noisy"? I went around the block and wow they are loud.

Will they get less noisy when I bed them and/or more use?
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:25 PM
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I will bed the brakes before I drive it again, but how hard should I brake when doing this procedure?
Stand on the pedal. Full ABS.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:52 PM
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Another brake question. While bleeding/flushing the brakes, what is the bleeding sequence? Some new cars with ABS do not like the traditional RR,LR,RF,LF sequence.
The procedure that I have used for years on all my cars is to open the bleeder as you compress the pistons to change the pads. Close the bleeder as the piston bottomed out. This way all that S**t fluid is not forced back up into the expensive ABS and master cylinder. Install new pads and or rotors. Next, remove all the fluid from the master cylinder with a baster or syringe. Add new clean fluid and bleed the system, (using the proper bleeding sequence), until the fluid is clear.

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Old 09-25-2007, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by KRAYZ308 View Post
Another brake question. While bleeding/flushing the brakes, what is the bleeding sequence? Some new cars with ABS do not like the traditional RR,LR,RF,LF sequence.
The procedure that I have used for years on all my cars is to open the bleeder as you compress the pistons to change the pads. Close the bleeder as the piston bottomed out. This way all that S**t fluid is not forced back up into the expensive ABS and master cylinder. Install new pads and or rotors. Next, remove all the fluid from the master cylinder with a baster or syringe. Add new clean fluid and bleed the system, (using the proper bleeding sequence), until the fluid is clear.

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Since 2001, the correct bleed sequence for all Corvettes has been RR, LF, LR, RF.

I understand your squeeze and bleed technique. It might get a little busy with all our little padlets instead of a single pad on each side.
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Sorry to revive this old thread, but this is my first time changing brake pads on a Z and I wanted to get this done right. But the question I have is, what are the 16 bolts that are included in the brake pad kit used for?
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Guessing your doing the fronts, but should be the torx bolts if you're installing the padlets vs a one piece brake pads. Most of us just unbolt the caliper bolts and replace them since those are likely to seize depending on who did them last.
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Originally Posted by Arts89Iroc View Post
Sorry to revive this old thread, but this is my first time changing brake pads on a Z and I wanted to get this done right. But the question I have is, what are the 16 bolts that are included in the brake pad kit used for?
I just did my brakes. The kit came with new clips but I reused my stock ones. Maybe your kit came with caliper guide pins? I reused (didnít touch) those too. Basically all you need to replace are the pads. Make sure to lube up the backside of them before installing!

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