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pimprig 12-23-2005 10:31 PM

E320 stopping
I just changed my E320s front rotors and brake pads and flushed the brake fluid. Is it common for the car with a new set of brake pads and rotors to take a little longer for it to come to a stop. I hope I didnít get air in the brake lines!!!:eek: The peddle has a approximately 2" play but when I put some pressure on it the car comes to a gradual stop??? Has any one experienced something like this? Thanks all and Merry X-mas.

Hatterasguy 12-23-2005 10:41 PM

Is the pedal soft? Sounds like you didn't bleed the brakes properly.

pimprig 12-23-2005 11:07 PM

no it seems normal.

raymond~ 12-24-2005 02:55 AM

Most brake jobs I've worked on require break in period and mating of surfaces. Don't think MBs are any different. Haven't had to perform a brake job on my
99 E320 yet.

Southern 12-24-2005 11:10 AM

When I replaced my front brakes on my E320 I did not notice any difference in stopping distance.

Whenever I do a brake job I also bleed the brake lines but I bleed all four brake lines not just the two I am replacing.

Did you clean off the protective coating on your new rotors? I use brake cleaner to remove the protective coating.

I also "break-in" the new brakes by gradually coming to a stop from 20 MPH, 35 MPH, 40 MPH, and 45 MPH allowing time between for the rotors to cool.

pimprig 12-24-2005 12:51 PM

I bled all four brakes and I did clean the rotors and brakes with brake cleaner. The only thing that has me worried is that when I was bleeding the last one I lost track and I noticed that I only had a little bit of brake fluid in the reservoir. So I guess Iím worried that I got air in the lines. I havenít really driven the car yet, I just went down the street and back, but I would know later on for sure.

Ferdman 12-24-2005 12:54 PM

Best to use a pressure bleeder when bleeding the brake lines. It has a reservoir of brake fliid to ensure that air isn't introduced into the system.

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