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So rears.. there out and again more rust treatment.. underneath of this car got a film of silt type mud all over it like its been driven round a muddy field or farm car. I was absolutley plastered in dirt.
Treated all of rear end after wire wheel in drill.
Exhaust is just about hanging in there too. finish tomoz.
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Rears finished. Dropped 50mm all round in end readjusted fronts. Roadtest lovelly jubbly. Currently on softest setting as per instructions.
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Well time for an oil change. So 5w40fs oil filter and air filter. Oil was black and so was air filter. 85157 miles. Sparks done last year those increase bhp from bofi 1s
Fitted some blue stuff ebc too ready for monday.
Its rather crusty underthere subframe and arms ..but chassis legs dandy to quote mot man..
Usual shite with ebc.. have to file the ears to get them to fit in carriers and remove backing material to swing caliper im.. of my mate didnt have an account id buy different.
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Hi, I want to see what we can do to resolve any issues you are having with our pads and I have taken some time to look into your specific problem.
We have looked at drawings, obtained a caliper and tested this with our discs and pads and found that the pads/disc fitted fine (including the pad fitting tabs) and we had no issues. We did however have an issue whilst the caliper and fittings were rusty and contaminated with dirt and debris. We cleaned the caliper and tried again and everything fitted well. All of our backing plates/materials are manufactured to OEM specification. Please see attached photo FYI.
I would be interested in any further feedback you or any other member can offer as that is what we are here for. Thanks
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All EBC brakes seem to be like that, rather poor if you ask me, they arent exactly priced cheaply (without discounts) either.
Hi, I want to see what we can do to resolve any issues you are having with our pads and I have taken some time to look into the problem. We have obtained a caliper and tested this with our discs and pads and found that the pads/disc fitted fine (including the pad fitting tabs) and we had no issues. We did however have an issue whilst the caliper and fittings were rusty and contaminated with dirt and debris. We cleaned the caliper and tried again and everything fitted well. Our backing plates/materials are manufactured to OEM specification. Please see attached photo.
I would be interested in any further feedback you or any other member can offer as that is what we are here for. Thanks
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Ive lost count of the times ive filed them to remove powder coating and metal to fit in the carriers. I couldnt swing the caliper in after either due to the stick on backing so binned off.
But they are good.. all bedded in now and stoppage has been greatly improved with so far no sqealing. My mate has an account so they where trade price so where cheap.

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Hi, I want to see what we can do to resolve any issues you are having with our pads and I have taken some time to look into the problem. We have obtained a caliper and tested this with our discs and pads and found that the pads/disc fitted fine (including the pad fitting tabs) and we had no issues. We did however have an issue whilst the caliper and fittings were rusty and contaminated with dirt and debris. We cleaned the caliper and tried again and everything fitted well. Our backing plates/materials are manufactured to OEM specification. Please see attached photo.
I would be interested in any further feedback you or any other member can offer as that is what we are here for. Thanks
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Hi, I want to see what we can do to resolve any issues you are having with our pads and I have taken some time to look into the problem. We have obtained a caliper and tested this with our discs and pads and found that the pads/disc fitted fine (including the pad fitting tabs) and we had no issues. We did however have an issue whilst the caliper and fittings were rusty and contaminated with dirt and debris. We cleaned the caliper and tried again and everything fitted well. Our backing plates/materials are manufactured to OEM specification. Please see attached photo.
I would be interested in any further feedback you or any other member can offer as that is what we are here for. Thanks View attachment 58947
It seems to be a lack of consistency that causes the problem in my experience, I've had sets that are fine and set's that are significantly "gummed up" with powder coat for want of a better phrase.

In regards to the rust, I appreciate it can cause fitment issues but im my case my calipers are powdercoated, I have no issues with OE pads in these calipers but have had with EBC. I also have wilwood dynalite calipers on another car which are a year old and being aluminium do not rust yet have had issues with yellowstuff pads fitting in these as well so dont believe rust and contamination are the sole cause.

I also feel pedal feed;/feedback is a big issue with EBC pads. I never had much confidence in the yellowstuffs in the dynalites, pedal travel wasn't great and initial bite was poor. I have now moved to BP20 pads mostly due to cost and these are miles better. I know there is a new yellowstuff compound though so they might now perform better (my pads were purchased about 18 months ago).
 
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It seems to be a lack of consistency that causes the problem in my experience, I've had sets that are fine and set's that are significantly "gummed up" with powder coat for want of a better phrase.

In regards to the rust, I appreciate it can cause fitment issues but im my case my calipers are powdercoated, I have no issues with OE pads in these calipers but have had with EBC. I also have wilwood dynalite calipers on another car which are a year old and being aluminium do not rust yet have had issues with yellowstuff pads fitting in these as well so dont believe rust and contamination are the sole cause.

I also feel pedal feed;/feedback is a big issue with EBC pads. I never had much confidence in the yellowstuffs in the dynalites, pedal travel wasn't great and initial bite was poor. I have now moved to BP20 pads mostly due to cost and these are miles better. I know there is a new yellowstuff compound though so they might now perform better (my pads were purchased about 18 months ago).
Thanks for replying and for the additional detail, I am disappointed that you have found issues in the past. Would you be prepared to try our pads again if I sent you a free front set of your choice? Perhaps you could then let us know what you think....
 

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Thanks for replying and for the additional detail, I am disappointed that you have found issues in the past. Would you be prepared to try our pads again if I sent you a free front set of your choice? Perhaps you could then let us know what you think....
Yeh sure, I'd be happy to try a set out.
 
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Hiya. EBC.
This car 10ae mk2 runs the 250mm disc front and rear. The problem was the rear pads ( your piccy is a front caliper) with the sticker pad i could not close the caliper into the carrier so had to remove. Pads were blue stuff.
In all fairness ive lost count of the number of times ive filed the ears on multiple pads to fit carriers i do just expect it.
Ive just ordered via larkspeed sport 270mm rear pads for my other car green stuff as apparently yellow stuff 6 weeks lead time. Hopefully these will fit in there.
In yet another car ive got blue stuff fitted in my retired from track rx7fd...AP6pot 330mm.
Ive gotta swap them out for road use pads whilst they were great on track there massive overkill on road..easily locks up standard road going front tyres.

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Hiya. EBC.
This car 10ae mk2 runs the 250mm disc front and rear. The problem was the rear pads ( your piccy is a front caliper) with the sticker pad i could not close the caliper into the carrier so had to remove. Pads were blue stuff.
In all fairness ive lost count of the number of times ive filed the ears on multiple pads to fit carriers i do just expect it.
Ive just ordered via larkspeed sport 270mm rear pads for my other car green stuff as apparently yellow stuff 6 weeks lead time. Hopefully these will fit in there.
In yet another car ive got blue stuff fitted in my retired from track rx7fd...AP6pot 330mm.
Ive gotta swap them out for road use pads whilst they were great on track there massive overkill on road..easily locks up standard road going front tyres.

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Thanks for coming back to me with more info. Would you be interested in me sending you some free pads to try and maybe tell us how you get on with performance and fitting, perhaps make a small video clip if the pads don't fit easily? You can choose the pads you want, if so PM me.
 

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Lol. Poodling along to work at 5.30am this morning...
Abs light on.. ohh.. 2 mins later.... airbag light... stereo goes off....
Oh dear im in trouble now...

Then battery light on as cuts out as i coast through factory gates.. and helped pushed into a parking bay.

9v on battery.. click click click.

So either alternator or battery or both.

Moral of story... dont wash car

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Lol. In my mates beaten up old fiesta.. got my jumppack now for 2nd jab. Drive home on that later fingers x lol
Ill test when back at work whether alternator working withba multimeter.

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Alternator dead.
Pulled back passenger carpet to check ecu and dry as a bone.

Josh at Unit 3 has 1 so pick that up tomoz.

Got jump pack and battery on charge at work.. 15 mins to get home... will i make it lol. Find out later lol.

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Got jump pack and battery on charge at work.. 15 mins to get home... will i make it lol. MAYBE Find out later

Edited & corrected for you - charge your phone, take an extra coat & water in case of getting stranded:p

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