156 V6 Front Brake Fault ???
I have recently fitted all new front discs and pads to my 2000 registered 156 2.5 V6 - only problem is, the pads don't seem to be binding onto the disc correctly!
When they were fitted, the discs were cleaned with brake cleaner, the old pads were removed and I managed to wind the piston back in using a large G-clamp, without letting air into the system (I didn't loosen the bleed nipple). The new pads were fitted, the back of the pads were applied with copper slip and everything seemed normal.
However, after driving to work today, I noticed that there wasn't much bite to the brakes. I had a look at the discs, and it is possible to see that the pads haven't been binding on the disc as normal. The outer section of the disc has been worn in, whilst there is rust on the inner section of the disc, which surely indicates that the pads haven't been binding on the inner radius of the disc!
I am completely confused by this - the brake pedal has normal feel, and I cannot see how air could have got into the system without loosening the bleed nipples on the callipers. So I am pretty sure it's not air in the system. The pads and discs fit correctly - they are the correct size for definate!
If anyone can enlighten me on this, I would very much appreciate it!
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