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Old 10-25-2013, 11:55 AM
minsanity minsanity is offline
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Default WARNING: Failing EBC Pads Aren't Isolated!

Loved my Greenstuff. Low dust, good braking. Heard stories of pads disappearing. Brushed em off as random as mine worked fine. Halfway thru its life, still worked great.
Then a week back, felt binding on reverse. These were intermittent. Then, my Ol' Gray 02 R53 (48k mi, never sees track nor abuse) evolved to having HILL ASSIST! Thought: this just can't be! Shared this phenomenon w/ my buddy, Da Mastah. Thinking my MINI must be special. Think Herbie!
Jacked up the car today puzzled. All Rotors were freewheeling, no binding at all. Drove to work up the hills.... Imagine my horrific drive downhill! Rear brakes created grinding noises I've never heard before, pedal went deeper, then back, losing grip. Fronts kept the car in check. Babied it right to my mechanic buddy's doorstep.... Pics say a lot:
LH rear- Lost the inner pad (left on pic)
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RH inner pad had partially delaminated, detached upon pad removal (top of pic)
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Felt extremely blessed! Those w/ EBC pads, swap em out now! These are accidents waiting to happen.
EBC, WAKE UP!!!! Your pads aren't safe!
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