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    Cool New discs smoking!!!

    i had new discs and pads put on all round (front and back) the discs are same size as standard ones but have grooves and holes in them lol and pads used are mintex ones!!

    should they smoke? it only coming from front left wheel and is not major smoke but enough to notice!! do they need bedding in or something??
    is this normal??

    please help

    omg everything seems to be going wrong lol

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    Mine did that when I first fitted them. Braking was awful but they must have got hot enough to smoke. Think its just the delivery oil on them burning off. Give them about 500 miles and they should be fully working by then

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    As buckle said, i had the same experiance, it is just the oil/residue burning off while they are hot, its normal.

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    That doesn't sound right at all! when i fitted new standard discs and Ferodo pads to my car, they didn't smoke at all. It sounds like they where not fitted properly, with missing clips or are tight, perhaps caused by a seized caliper, which is not good either! though it could also be the fact that most discs have a fine coating of oil or paraffin on them to stop them going rusty and it is this that is burning off, and yes new brakes need bedding in! it is advised that you do not stand on the brakes, but rather wear them in with steady braking for the first 200 miles
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
    And Now a Diesel on Discs all round!

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=162503

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    cheers guys! sound advise! but why only one wheel????? lol

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    Did you fit them? if not perhaps the guy/gal who fitted them wiped one, and forgot the other one?

    Perhaps it has more residue on it?

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    give it a wash with brake cleaner just spray it on or just jet wash them an alloy wheel cleaner

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    both mine smoked quite a bit on their first journey out. It said on the leaflet that they might do that so I wasnt too worried and theyv done a good 4000 miles and are spot on now.

    Having said that, if it does it for any more than the first 2/3 trips then Id get them looked at. Most likley will be a ceased (sp) caliper as they are a commonish fault on the astras
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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