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Old 09-02-2003, 11:39 PM
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Question Porterfiels pads,slight squeal

I just replaced my OEM pads,(pagid) after 15000 miles,they were not really worn except for the front right inside pad.I put Porterfield R4S pads all around,and then did the prescribed break-in. Used the break silencer,washed the discs,put the grease stuff on metal to metal parts,30 slow downs from 30 MPH,let them cool,have about 250 miles on them and I am hearing a slight squeal from the front left.It seems to stop after the pads are warmed up,and it only chirps when I use light pressure,never when I hit them with any force.
Anyone have any ideas on whether this is just break in stuff going on here?They recommend no panic stops for 300 miles.Havent had any of that either.
I have noticed a marked difference in the dusting,which is next to nothing,and what there is,is very light in color,not the dark stuff I was getting with the OEM Pagids in the front,and by the way,it came with Textar on the rear.
Any advice or remarks are welcome.
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Old 09-04-2003, 01:56 PM
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Most of the Brake Squeak is a Vibration from the pads to the brake caliper I Have Installed a Metal (SHIM) on the Back side of the Brake pad That helps to Eliminate The Dreaded squeak
It can be made out of Thin Sheet Metal or even a Coke Can..Draw it out and Roll the edges, drill the holes for the pins,
Bevel the edges of the pad..apply some decent antisqueak to the back side of the metal shim / Caliper Piston
Make sure the Brake Caliper Piston is CLEAN
I Have Used this for Several years with GREAT results!
The OE Mercedes Brake pads have a metal shim..Must Be a Reason...It Works!
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:36 PM
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Talking Thanks Mark

Thats a great idea.The pads came with several items such as Silencer,soap for the discs,Paste lube,and even fine sand paper.Followed all the directions carefully.I will definitely tyr it.
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