Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Quick brake pad question. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; A while back, I upgraded the front brakes on my Seville. The calipers are the same dual piston ones that ...
Automobile(s): 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP), 1972 Sedan Deville
East Boston MA.
Quick brake pad question.
A while back, I upgraded the front brakes on my Seville. The calipers are the same dual piston ones that the DTS uses. I used EBC RedStuff pads and their Ultimax slotted rotors, which I also had before the upgrade. The pads that fit the stock calipers had the channel in them for the pad wear indicators, the new pads for the dual piston calipers do not. Does the DTS just not have that feature, or does EBC just not cut the groove.
It really doesn't bother me, and I'm enjoying the upgrade, but I was just curious.
Don't know about the DTS Redstuff pads - but curiously, when I did the change to EBC on the STS, the rear pads were not cut for sensors. Doesn't matter to me - I check visually every couple of months. I just wire-tied the rear sensor/harnesses out of the way of any suspension moving parts.
So, it does not have the groove and what about the metal 'wear indicator' tangs that sound off??
Point of Interest: Once you have replaced the pads & rotors and topped off or changed the fluid--> (recommended)
There should be no more 'topping off' of fluid. The reason is - as the pads wear, the fluid will get lower in the reservoir until the indicator light comes On.
It is designed as such to indicate that the pads & rotors need to be checked and/or replaced at that point in time.
This applies to most all modern cars.