Break Run In Period - Are my new discs & Pads fitted correctly?
I replaced the front breaks and pads on my 2.0 TS (Phase 2 year 2000) yesterday.
Went for a spin around the block less than a mile and the disk wear in was as in the first attached photo. On the outside on both sides to my surprise a 10 to 15 mm section nearest the hub the protective coating was still in place with little evidence of contact.
Then went for a 5 mile run and expected the whole of the protective coating to have worn off where the pads come into contact with the disc. However on inspection it not that much different to the first photo, please see second photo.
The inside is fine uniform wear on both sides top to bottom. The breaks feel ok as you would expect on a new set of pads and disks.
Any ideas if this is normal?
P.S I Bled the calipers post installation.
GTV All The Way!!
Last edited by Jimny; 22-06-14 at 15:11.
Reason: Added photo 25 miles