620R brakes again
The 620R was phenomenal on track, but the brakes still weren’t right. The lack of bite was noticeable, so further investigation was warranted. We ordered a full new set of pads on the thought that the compounds could be improved, and on fitting them we found this:
The pad on the left is the inside rear pad we removed, the one on the right the replacement DS2500. Normally when a car arrives we would check this over, but in this case coming from the manufacturer having just had a full service as part of sale we had assumed the rear pads were in the same condition as the front ones (brand new)…..a lesson learnt, trust no-one in the car trade.
As part of our standard post-track healthcheck we noticed a slight brake fluid leak from the cap. On inspection, the cap looked like this:
It looks like simple cross-threading, but it simply can’t be fitted straight. A new “race” cap is on the way from Caterham which will cure the problem.
With both issues corrected we are hoping for much improved feel from the 620R brakes.