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[HOW-TO] Brake pad and rotor bedding

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I searched around the forums to see if this had been discussed but couldn't find anything so I thought I'd go ahead and post this link.

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:headshake: According to the 350Z Service Manual, the procedure noted in the link is simply not correct.
The following was taken directly from the April 2004 edition of the 2003 350Z Service Manual page BR-30:

Burnish the brake contact surface according to the following procedure after refinishing or replacing rotors,
after replacing pads, or if a soft pedal occurs at very low mileage.
Only perform this procedure under safe road and traffic conditions. Use extreme caution.
1. Drive the vehicle on a straight smooth road at 50 km/h (31 MPH).
2. Use medium brake pedal /foot effort to bring the vehicle to a complete stop from 50 km/h (31 MPH).
Adjust brake pedal /foot pressure such that vehicle stopping time equals 3 to 5 seconds.
3. To cool the brake system, drive the vehicle at 50 km/h (31 MPH) for 1 minute without stopping.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3, 10 times or more to complete the burnishing procedure.
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