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Old 12-06-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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New rotors, brakes & tires installed

I just finished and went on a test drive to bed the brakes in. Installed all 4 rotors by Balo with Mintex pads. Also, had new tires installed on my rims. The rotors and pads made a huge difference in stopping performance. I no longer feel that scrubbing from the brakes as before, I have smoother stops and when I have to stand on them she stops fast but smoothly. The tires are Falken 912's, which are more like Michellen Pilots. Nice smooth, very quite ride with a lot of bite of dry payment. Tested them on a nice hair pin turn at 50 mph she took it stride. Now, while out on the test I had a plug on one of the coil packs work loose. I have removed and cleaned all my plugs also replaced the spark plug tube seals on one side since they where showing oil around them. Now I need to clear the CHECK ENGINE light. Can I do this by disconnecting the battery and waiting a few minutes and them reconnect it. This works on some American cars.
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it may work but it doesnt work for all lights like AIRBAG wont clear... you can try just make sure you have your radio code handy first
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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What year is your car?

The disconnecting the battery trick resets the computer on earlier model cars, like my 2000 S for example (tried and confirmed), but I believe that on the newer models it will not reset the computer.

Try it and see.
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What year is your car?

The disconnecting the battery trick resets the computer on earlier model cars, like my 2000 S for example (tried and confirmed), but I believe that on the newer models it will not reset the computer.

Try it and see.

2000 S...did you have to put the radio code back in.
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any time power is disconnected from the radio (aka battery removal or radio removal) you will have to re-enter the radio code.
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