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Hey i just did brand new rotors and bendix brake pads on the front of my 98 Eldorado ETC, i pumped the brakes after and they were fine. I went to taco bell after school and when i got there my wheels/rotors were smkoin, i parked ate my food then drove home and when i arrived at home nothing was wrong and my wheels weren;t smoking anymore. Any clue to why this would happen, i was thinking cause it was the frist time i was using the new brakes and they just had to wear in IDK. If anyone could give me an answer on this i would greatly appreciate it.
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Sounds like maybe there was some oil or something on the rotors or pads that may have burned off. When you installed the new rotors did you spray them clean with brake cleaner? New rotors and drums will typically have a coating on them to protect from rusting until they are installed into service. They should alwys be washed off with cleaner when installed.

If they continue to smoke then you likely have a leak of some sort (leaking calipers?) getting fluid onto the rotors.
 

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Yes, when i put on the new rotors i sprayed them all down with brake cleaner to get to stuff off of them and made sure they were all smooth with nothing on them. Yeah when i drove it for the second time there was no smoke so i was figuring it was just from using it the first time or like you say maybe there was some oil or something on the pads that burned off.
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No worries then unless they continue to smoke. :thumbsup:
 
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