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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:34 PM
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Are they genuine land rover pads?

Thats the really important bit.
they are OEM pads. Its the Allmakes Rotors that Im wondering about.
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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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Yes they are genuine pads but aftermarket rotors.

Think I am going to go with that AB kit as well.

I just have little idea how much rotors matter in terms of quality.

Thanks for the help!
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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Yes they are genuine pads but aftermarket rotors.

Think I am going to go with that AB kit as well.

I just have little idea how much rotors matter in terms of quality.

Thanks for the help!

I am wondering about rotors as well. Allmakes Rotors is what Im wondering about
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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Doesn't matter too much. I always run aftermarket rotors with genuine pads, and they're generally Allmakes rotors.
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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:56 PM
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Doesn't matter too much. I always run aftermarket rotors with genuine pads, and they're generally Allmakes rotors.
Is that because "ProLine" rotors come in an Allmakes box?

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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:59 PM
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Ehhh, it's more like Allmakes rotors come with Proline labels
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they are OEM pads. Its the Allmakes Rotors that Im wondering about.
OEM <> Genuine

I wouldn't worry about the rotors ... I'd want to see the pads from a land rover box.
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Old May 7th, 2015, 01:22 PM
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Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

Gonna go for that kit then I think.
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If I could jump in with my brake saga, maybe you all can help. I raised the driver side of my 92 defender pick up, both front and back. I spin the tires and my daughter brakes. With one pump of the pedal the front brakes and the back keeps spinning. With a double pump of the pedal both front and back brake. This is interesting to for me to know, because on a long hill, if I dont push the pedal twice, I am probably just engaging my front disks. This is true with the motor on and the motor off.

Is this unusual? How can I fix it? Also, I just became a member of the forum. If this is out of line for me to jump in on Tyler´s thread, let me know. MattC
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Old May 21st, 2015, 12:32 PM
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If I could jump in with my brake saga, maybe you all can help. I raised the driver side of my 92 defender pick up, both front and back. I spin the tires and my daughter brakes. With one pump of the pedal the front brakes and the back keeps spinning. With a double pump of the pedal both front and back brake. This is interesting to for me to know, because on a long hill, if I dont push the pedal twice, I am probably just engaging my front disks. This is true with the motor on and the motor off.

Is this unusual? How can I fix it? Also, I just became a member of the forum. If this is out of line for me to jump in on Tyler´s thread, let me know. MattC
You need to adjust the drums. They have manual adjusters. When not adjusted properly, they back off and you need a bunch of pedal travel to get them to do anything. This is something that is meant to be performed regularly.
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With the wheels off the ground spin them while adjusting the adjusters until they drag, then back off one notch..good to go..
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do u guys know if the rotors on a 1974 rrc are the same for a 1987-1995? was at the auto parts store and their system dosent go that far back.

any thoughts????
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Thanks you both for the adjustment advice. That seems to have been the problem. Took a few turns before the wheel began dragging. Backed it off a bit. should be fine.
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Okay fellas I have finally completed this project that started with new pads and rotors and spread to all new steering ball joints, swivel ball reseal, and ARB repair in the front diff. Crazy frustrating project.

I am not even more frustrated as there does not seem to be any improvement in the brakes. So now what?

I have new genuine pads all around with new rotors. All calipers seem to be working properly, no frozen piston and no leaks. Bled the system and changed out the fluid. I have a great pedal with engine not running. Seems to lock up all four wheels just fine. Turn on engine and pedal drops about 1/4 inch but pedal seems more spongy than before. However, the rear calipers did not move as freely as they do now so pedal could have been due to rear calipers not working properly. Anyway, what the hell should I look at next? I am leaning toward a bad booster. The pedal feels pretty good but again the system just seems weak. Like not enough pressure in the system to properly squeeze those brakes.

I can not lock them up or even come to a screeching halt even going 30 MPH. Could not lock them on gravel either. Something is still wrong no doubt.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Yep… Or gunk in the front portion of the system…

But most likely air in-line.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:05 PM
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I bled them 4 times and all fluid no air at all corners. Flex lines are 2 year old stainless.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:12 PM
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Did you put vacuum on the PS booster & see if it held for at least 5 minutes ?

Mine was leaking air through a hair-line crack near the mounting bolt head, there are 4. I repaired it by putting silicon seal over the crack, sucked some vacuum with my Mitymite, released the vacuum & let it cure for 24 hours. Tested again with vacuum & it's held since.

There are other sources of vacuum loose here too, the hoses, the one way valve, one way valve gasket, the internal diaphragm is torn.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:16 PM
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That was next on the list Viton. Can you describe how your brakes were acting during the leak? Thanks! But yeah up next is getting the mityvac on the booster.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:25 PM
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I used a couple of reducers & a tight hose on the 1 way vacuum valve as i wanted to test the booster & valve only, not the hose.

My brake peddle was soft & won't not lock-up. Pumping the peddle, even if only twice, didn't help.

Since there is not "vacuum reserve" except in the booster, pumping won't help.
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