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Check Yo' Brakes!

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I heard this elswhere but dismissed it as urban legend, but then time came for new brakes and Shazam! 2 MPG! My brakes were dragging.

Apparently these sintered metallic brakes we use corrode on the ends and swell as they do so. Once they swell beyond the normal clearance, they drag. MPG and other performace is degraded. And the brakes get hot.

A little file work will bring the pad ends back where they belong, I am told.
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read this a while back and am deciding to give it a you're saying just file the edges of the pads back a little and they are good to go?
Check 'em first. If they don't drag, leave them alone.

If they drag, remove the pads and dress the edges, and check for normal wear. After that, they should not drag.
ok appreciate it
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