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As the topic says, I changed the break pads last night, and the break feels like need to be bleeded. Is this normal? Should I give it couple more days for the pads to break in?

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You only need to bleed them if you apened the line. Otherwise it should be fine. I would abserve the break-in instructions from the manufacturer. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get them to bite. Also, do you clean off the rotors with a brake cleaner. It is easy to get oil and grease on them during the process.
 

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You dont NEED to bleed them but you SHOULD bleed them once every two years.
Brake fluid is hydroscopic and absorbes water over time, reducing its wet boiling point. I know folks that never bleed, but its just a good maintainence procedure that if you have the time and skill, wont hurt and would help.
 

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You dont NEED to bleed them but you SHOULD bleed them once every two years.
Brake fluid is hydroscopic and absorbes water over time, reducing its wet boiling point. I know folks that never bleed, but its just a good maintainence procedure that if you have the time and skill, wont hurt and would help.
Right, you actually should flush the entire system of fluid every 2 years..
Fluid is hyGroscopic, not hyDroscopic. :)
 

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MikekiM said:
Fluid is hyGroscopic, not hyDroscopic. :)
DOH! :shock:
hy·dro·scope n. , hydro·scopic adj.
An optical device used for viewing objects far below the surface of water.

hy·gro·scop·ic adj.
Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.

Ok, fine... would you believe I own a submersable B5? :oops:

MikekiM makes a good point here... "entire system" and since the clutch shares the resevoir it should be flushed/bled as well. (Which by the way I do not know the correct sequence, but I have done it as the last item after all the wheel cyl. were done ! ?
 
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