Hi Gordie - had a similar experience last weekend when I did my front brakes.
Not a whole lotta room in there. One thing I thought is that the new rotors may
be a tad wider than original specs called for. In any event, everything seemed
to adjust just fine in a very short time - less than 10 miles or so. Perhaps
someone else has more experience here?
Doug - 73 B, Boston
Gordie Bird wrote:
> Just completed new rotors and pads. Both sides real tight with caliper
> pistons fully withdrawn. One side tighter than other. Not bearings, was
> fine before installing caliper. Drove couple miles, looks like pad shavings
> on caliper, rotor nice and clean, but so hot it smoked some.
> Is this just normal seating, or is something amiss?
> Please reply directly as I am on the digest at home today.
> Safety Fast!
> Gordie Bird
> 62 MGA
> 80 MGB (stops real good now)