My oil cooler blew a fitting and sprayed synthetic on one of my front Carbotech pads. I'm too poor to buy new $180 pads right now and these still have some meat on them. I read that you can burn off the oil and restore function. Any validity to that?
Just oil the other side for even braking.
To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?
MR2 Spyder 2zz turbo
Mazda RX7 FD
I'm scared to quench hot pads with water since they're right next to the rotors haha. I think on a bike with floating rotors it might be feasible to do without cracking the rotors but I'm not so sure on a car.
I don't think sanding will get it off. I did 2 track days with these ****ty brakes and they're still ****ty.
I think I'll try sanding down the rotor a bit, then soaking the pads in Hexane and/or Acetone overnight. Hopefully some hard braking after that will restore them to 80%. I'm not looking for a perfect recovery, but something that's not as impossible to drive.
Oh yeah, a few guys on bike forums say they can either heat their pads up in a frying pan for 10 minutes until they stop smoking or blast them with a torch. I haven't seen anybody in the car community try any of these methods.
Possibly because of different pad compound?? Metallic vs ceramic/carbon/kevlar?
Possibly because bike brakes don't get up to really high temps?? I'd think we hit hot enough temps on track to accomplish the same thing.
Seth M. Crawford
2001 MR2 Spyder [0whp/~1900lbs]
1992 NA6 Miata, unmodified
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2:02.4 [MRS/ R-S3] ACS
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I misread the title of this thread as "Oli on brake pads" which led to all sorts of strange mental imagery.
Save the oiled pads for WSIR since you don't need much brake there.