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Brake Pad Shelf Life?
25 Jan 2015 11:13 #17958 by JohnnyDiesel
1982 Porsche 928 Base Model- I began pulling the calipers off to clean them up and was wondering how long a set of pad is good for? The car was sitting for 10 years, but the pads look new and was curious if they degrade over time or if they are fine to go? thanks
30 Jan 2015 11:38 #17965 by gsc928
If the pads have stayed dry there is no reason why you can't use them. I have 15 dealerships and occasionally we come across some very old parts. Brake pads do not have a shelf expiration date. One thing to think of is, are they asbestos base? If so, I would replace them. Asbestos works great but it's a health hazard and carcinogen. That's why the industry stopped using them years ago. Of course with semi-metallic pads you get a lot of dust and sometimes if not formulate properly, brake noise. That's why we only buy high quality pads. The cheap pads are horrible. In this case it really does mean, you get what you pay for. Hope this helps.