free hit
counters
cant get rear brake pads in - Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Hubs/Steering/Geo - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Recommended Posts

having problems getting rear pads in. im using ebc yellows. ive done the front fine.

ive removed rear calipier and wound the piston clockwise to the stop and it looks as though its right back.

i cant get enough clearance to get pads in (ie pads to thick by aprox 3mm ) the pads are ebc part no dp4885

anyone know if this is correct part no.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 15
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

if it is for the Elise (maybe..) , why not grind it in shape ? It's just a brake pad after all..

*********************************************************************

to name the things if I see them, that's what I call integrity..

*********************************************************************

Link to post
Share on other sites

Steve, can you verify that the piston is nearly on the same hight as the dust seal around ?

*********************************************************************

to name the things if I see them, that's what I call integrity..

*********************************************************************

Link to post
Share on other sites

Steve,Have you taken the top off the brake master cylinder...? Be careful not to let any excess fluid spill out as it is a very effective paint stripper...!

You may need to remove some fluid if your old pads were very worn.

Link to post
Share on other sites

yes the piston is right back level with the seal. interestingly enough the calipier slider is butted against it mount and the outside pad still to thick. im now questioning whether the disc is correct ie offset and disk thickness. does anyone know the dimmentions of these (2000 v8) rear discs. brake fluid level is fine but then should be open vent with foot pedel up

Link to post
Share on other sites

think as long as you have the rear Brembo set-up, it should be the same since 1994. So don't know exactly that there is an difference within the row up to the V8 !?

Have your pads some sort of reinforcing/heat-transferring plates on the back of the main-metal piece ? Have used the original Brembo-pads an EBC-green on my car -and it fits in. So apart from the point that your car is totally build *upside down* on a Monday -no clue on this :getmecote:

*********************************************************************

to name the things if I see them, that's what I call integrity..

*********************************************************************

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I have the exact same car (but a December 1999 model) - Brembo brakes. My rear discs standard are 22mm with a minimum thickness of 20.4mm. However I have some pattern rear discs (yet to be fitted) from a very reputable Lotus specialist and they like yours are 30mm. I checked with them when I first received them & was informed they will still fit although I may have to discard any anti rattle shims. I now suspect I will have a similar issue to you. I think the 30mm are for the Sport 350. Standard Pads are 9.5mm new with a minimum of 2.5mm Maybe worth measuring your EBC ones? I won't be suprised the worn pads you have now where modified (ground down) to fit.

Julian

Edited by julianwhite

Esprit SE-V8

TVR Cerbera V8 4.5

Range Rover V8

Jaguar XJR

Suzuki GSXR1100

Honda CR500R Red Rocket

ZIP 250 Racing Kart

VW Golf GTi

Link to post
Share on other sites

im starting to think that disc thickness is the issue. ive just read a posting on here back on 04 june 2009 ( topic 2000 + v8 disc specification ) and they mention on there of a 30mm thick disc for the rears and you need to either

make the esprit pad thiner or to fit a lotus elise pad !

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree - however just checking you did manage to screw the pistons back fully home (the auto adjust for the parking brake)?

Post your final solution when you find it please as I'm in the same boat!

Esprit SE-V8

TVR Cerbera V8 4.5

Range Rover V8

Jaguar XJR

Suzuki GSXR1100

Honda CR500R Red Rocket

ZIP 250 Racing Kart

VW Golf GTi

Link to post
Share on other sites

i have sanded down the pads to fit i had to take off 2mm off each pad to reduce by overall 4mm to get it. this is with no rear shims.

pistons were wound clockwise and the pistons was fully home. what you will find is that the disc is only wider to the outside of the car so the calipier slider is shifted outwards to the slider stops hence the outer pad has to be 2mm thiner to go in. sorry if it dosnt sound right but i know what i mean ! jobs done now and working fine just made a longer job of it.

Edited by braziers
Link to post
Share on other sites

Peter, I've run yellow stuff pads for the past 6 months are they are top drawer. They're only a tiny bit more expensive than red but better is every aspect with no negatives so get yellow nest time you buy!

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

For forum issues, please contact the Moderators. I will aim to respond to emails/PM's Mon-Fri 9-6 GMT. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

Hi, replaced my discs & pads the other day & had this issue with the pads not fitting. Bought a set of pads for the elise (same year) they are identical except 3mm thinner. Used Esprit pad inside of disc, Elise pad outside to manage the thicker disc than standard (30mm instead of 22mm) & offset. Perfect fit :)

Edited by julianwhite

Esprit SE-V8

TVR Cerbera V8 4.5

Range Rover V8

Jaguar XJR

Suzuki GSXR1100

Honda CR500R Red Rocket

ZIP 250 Racing Kart

VW Golf GTi

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...