Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 19:39:21 -0700
Reply-To: Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Brake Pads Worn At An Angle?
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So it seems some Bay bus owners have had the same wear pattern.
Here's an image showing one set of my pads. Ends with narrower pad material
mount at lower end of caliper (called "leading edge" ?):
An image showing back of a pad. It looks the piston face near corners at
recess are contacting the pad back more than rest of piston face:
This all may be of no consequence but i do wonder if a lack of shims is
causing this wear and if it's compromised braking effectiveness.
On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 7:34 PM, Neil N <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> Teves calipers on an '81 bus.
> PBR pads, no silencing shims installed.
> Is it abnormal for brake pads to wear at an
> angle? (front to rear)
> My guess is "yes" but why? Is this due to
> recess at piston face?
> All pads show nearly identical wear.
> Wear is at an angle, front to rear with a difference of ~ 2mm.
> Pads had at least 50% lining left.
> The pistons compressed back in easily.
> I put a piece of 1/2" plywood in place of each pad.
> Mark from piston appeared even.
> (did this to make sure pistons moved in/out)
> Neil n
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