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New brakes burning smell

New brakes burning smell — what causes it? The new brakes burning smell is due to two things: heat causes the friction material to cure and the first 20-30 brake applications causes a film of friction material to transfer to the rotor. Brake pad components Brake pads are made with a combination of binders, fillers powders, abrasives, synthetic fibers, metallic particles/fibers, friction modifiers and lubricants (graphite). It’s all held together with a binder resin. The raw materials are poured into a mold and compressed at high pressures and temperatures. The … Read More

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