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Old 01 Dec 2009, 08:18 pm
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Default How hot should disc brakes get?

Replaced the front pads on my 2001 Touring Edition last night at a friend's garage. Drove it home about 10 miles and when I got out, the passenger side smelled hot. Measuring it gave me a temperature of ~375 degrees. The driver's side was about 190 degrees.

The car does not pull to either side, braking or not.

I disassembled the brakes again today and took a look at them, nothing seemed to be binding. Everything comes apart easily, and goes back together easily.

I installed Napa Adaptive One AD-7716 ceramic pads. This is the first time the car has had the pads changed. The car has 36,000 miles on it.

Is this a normal temperature? Ambient temperature today was 50 degrees.
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Old 01 Dec 2009, 09:21 pm
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Default Re: How hot should disc brakes get?

If you watch a race, it is not uncommon for brakes to glow cherry-red. Yeah, they get hot.
What I would focus on is the left-right difference - is the hotter one hanging up and dragging? That'd keep it hotter...
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