There’s no special break-in process for ceramic pads that I know of. You bed them in just like you would a set of organic pads, and that’s it.
I’ve used ceramic pads on the last three cars I’ve owned, and not only do they keep the wheels a lot cleaner, they last longer, too. I just bought a set of domestic name brand (Wagner?) organic pads for the 1998 S420 from Rock Auto on closeout. A whopping $6.00. Dan > On Aug 8, 2015, at 12:58 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes > <email@example.com> wrote: > > DO you want or care about clean wheels? > > Ceramic will keep your wheels cleaner. I've had very good luck with cheap > pads from oreely. They do make your wheels dirty. I just clean and paint > the wheels every few years with a rattlecan. Unless you are driving on a > race track, the cheap (organic) pads work very well. If you plan to drag the > brakes all the way down a mountain, they may fade, but I never have any > problem. > > Ceramic on the dogde van: The anti skid accelerometer has been fubar mostly > since we got the van. Most of the time the system turns itself off, but > sometimes the LF brake drags. this ruins the discs and pads. About 18 > months ago I put new pads and rotors on; did the ceramic pad breakin stuff; > and they were wonderful. > > Unfortunately, i never figured out how to snip the purple wire somewhere > buried under the console that is said to disable the antiskid system. So the > new rotors and pads are ruined. I recently dug in to the console innards and > found the accelerometer. I never found the purple wire, but I unplugged the > accelerometer, with the same effect. Anti skid is now dead. There are 2 > fuses you can pull to disable, but it also kills the speedometer, odometer > and some other somewhat necessary systems. This is all not really the fault > of ceramic pads, but i don't think the cheap pads would cause the rotor > warping like these did. > > The whole deal of the special breakin procedure for the ceramic pads is > related to not warping the rotors and putting a glaze on the ceramic pad. > > >> How do organic pads compare to ceramic? >> -- >> Max Dillon >> Charleston SC >> '87 300TD >> '95 E300 >> > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com