Thread: PFC 08 Life
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      07-20-2018, 09:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by wahwill View Post
Do you guys run your PFC 08 pads down to the backing plates?

Mine are at a little less than 50% and they don't seem to perform as well but I'm not sure if it's just me. I flushed the fluid with ATE Type 200 so it's not the brake fluid.

Don't run any pad down to the backing plates. You will transmit a huge amount of heat into the caliper and fluid when it gets below 50%. The increase is not linear -- it's exponential. This will lead to obvious problems like fluid fade, but you will also shorten the life of the calipers.

So let me put it a different way: would you rather replace the pads more often or rebuild calipers?

And yeah, reduced performance as the pad nears the end of its life is normal.
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