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Old 12-24-2003, 06:28 PM
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Thanks RPM55,
I purchesed the Mercedes brake paste. After removing the right side wheel I observed the brand new rotor had uneven wear marks! Concentric waves (ridges) and signs of glazing. I then got a second opinion and he diagnosed the same as the original mechanic, a slow retracting caliper.

So my original mechanic replaced the two calipers, brake hoses and at no charge replaced the rotors and pads (OEM).
He purged the brake fluid and restored it with 'Super Blue'.
After the break in period the brakes no longer make noise.

I thank you for your opinion, it helped me confirm my mechanic's
advice (his opinion was based on hearsay-read the preface).

This online help combined with physical observation is great help!!

1979 300D 199 K miles
1995 C280 95 K miles
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 57K miles
1979 240D 140Kmiles (bought for parents) *SOLD.
1989 300SE 148 K miles *SOLD
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