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Real Time Help - Brake Pad Change

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Fochdog, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Fochdog

    Fochdog

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    I do not own a FSM yet! Let the flaming begin!

    I am changing out the front brake pads with OE parts. The old pads (from PO) are OE also. I noticed the OE pads have a small L & R stamped in the back side of the pad. I assume this stands for Left and Right, respectively for each caliper. i.e. left = drivers side & right = passenger side.


    I noticed the old OE pads where installed in the opposite way. The pad with the L was on the right side of the caliper and vise versa.

    Am I missing something or did the mechanic install the pads backwards?

    Thanks,
     
  2. bjowett

    bjowett Supporting Vendor

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    As far as I know, all 4 pads are the same.... you should not have any problems.
     
  3. Fochdog

    Fochdog

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    I agree ... looking closely they seem identical.

    Why the L & R then?
     
  4. flintknapper

    flintknapper

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    Could be.

    One set is for (L)iberals the other for (R)epulicans.
     
  5. whodat

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    Why the fawk no FSM? :flipoff2:
     
  6. Fochdog

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    On back order for a while.

    However, according to CDan they are available now! :D