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    Hi All, Just changed all the brake pads on my 2.2 Vectra 2006.
    The car seems to stop OK but the pedal just does not feel as solid as it did before. Did about 30 mile run to bed the pads down but only a slight improvement.
    Any ideas how long they should take to bed in.
    Everything was done in accordance with TIS 2000 and hints and tips from this site but is it possible to upset something?
    Got the pads from E-Bay but they seem to be a reasonable quality made by Allied/Nippon brake Co.
    Any suggestions?

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    Takes a few 100 miles to bed in

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    New pads always give a soft pedal feel, it takes more than 30 miles to bed in. Don't try to bed them in quickly though, as braking hard with new pads could glaze them.

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    Last I heard it was a couple of hundred miles for brake pads. Sure someone will be along with specifics.

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    i agree with all the above lol

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    Thanks fellers for the quick replies
    I was that worried that after the 30 mile run I took all the wheels off again to make sure that there were no oils leaks from the calipers and that everything was OK. Clif

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