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CATCH UP ON THIS WEEK'S BRAKING NEWS

CATCH UP ON THIS WEEK'S BRAKING NEWS

While we all wait to get back to the track ... it's a good time to evaluate your braking system.  Follow these bullet points on our checklist, so that the next time the green flag flies, you and your brake system will be ready!

 

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PADS

  • Check pad thickness
  • Check pad surface for glaze and cracks from excessive heat
  • Consult with your PFC rep to ensure you are using the proper compound for your application

DISC

  • Check disc surface and bolt flanges for cracks
  • Are your slotted disc faces almost smooth?  Consider replacement
  • If your brake system has bobbins, inspect all bobbins and hats/rotor plates for wear and twisting
  • Consider replacing your disc with PFC’s V3 technology to save weight and reduce drag

CALIPERS

  • Consider replacing your caliper hardware, bleeders, bolts, nuts and fittings
  • Are your calipers releasing? 
    • Dragging calipers can increase drag and expedite wear, consider rebuilding
  • Remove and replace caliper seals
    • Remember to soak the new seals in brake fluid overnight before installing
  • Inspect caliper pistons for scarring or damage
    • For minor build up on pistons, use a very fine emery cloth to smooth out the debris

 HATS & HUBS

  • Check hats and hubs for cracks and wear

 MISC

  • Replace old brake fluid in reservoirs with new fluid 
    • Do not mix brands or types of fluid   
  • Check the balance bar for straightness 
    • Note any crashes where the brakes may have been applied in excess
    • Adjust the balance bar and master cylinder push rod lengths 
    • Record number of threads into each clevis on master cylinder pushrods
  • Inspect all hard lines for hairline cracks or leaks
    • Check soft lines for kinks or stretches that could cause issues  
  • If you have access to brake pressure gauges, check brake pressure and bias

PFC Brakes is the #1 choice for motorsports, fleets, auto manufactures and first responders.  PFC delivers the best brakes on the market guaranteed to outlast and outperform the competition.  PFC Brakes are bred to win from the track to the jobsite!   
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