Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-16-2002, 06:15 PM
rcapi
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Cool Brake Pad Recommendation for 300e

Hello,

I have a 1990 300e that will soon need brake pads. I am really tired of brake dust and squeal which is an example of life with stock pads. Can anyone give me a recommendation for a set of front pads which will offer relatively dust free operation along with good stopping power? When I ran BMWs, I always had great results with Repco products. Are there other brands that I should consider?

As always, I thank you in advance for your help.

Richard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2002, 06:48 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
The OE Benz pad is 000-420-99-20 made by Textar with compound 446 & is a good pad!!
__________________
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2002, 06:52 PM
blackmercedes's Avatar
Just a guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,492
Quote:
Originally posted by M.B.DOC
The OE Benz pad is 000-420-99-20 made by Textar with compound 446 & is a good pad!!
I disagree! I think it's a GREAT pad...
__________________
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

http://img31.exs.cx/img31/4050/tophat6.gif
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2002, 08:37 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,748
I just put new ATE pads and discs in the fornt of my car. Brakes have never felt better. I contribute this to the new discs and pads.

I used textar in my car before I went to the ATE. Since the discs were worn the textars were gone within 6-8k miles.

Hopefully I'll get more life out of the new discs and pads. brake dust has been fairly small compared to the others. Squeal, non existant.

Go with the best pads you can, and make sure they use stop squeak. also make sure the disc tightening bolts are tightened. if loose they can cause a squeal.

Alon
__________________
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2015 ML350 - P1, Pano, Ash poplar wood, Sport Dinamica interior, Running Boards Keyless go.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2002, 09:55 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: California
Posts: 324
I just put Balo disks and Textar pads on my 300E. Zero squeak and they feel like MBZ brakes should. I love the feel of stock MBZ brakes, I hate squeak, and the dust doesn't bother me.

If you want to reduce the dust, you might find that you trade that for a "grabbier" feel and more potential for squeak.

If you have 15 hole wheels I know why the dust is an issue. I put 8 hole wheels on and it made all the difference in the world.
__________________
D.H.

04 ML500
02 E430

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-17-2002, 03:29 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boca Raton Florida
Posts: 26
Dont know if this will help but i did rears on my 93 300e a month ago with a pad i got from my local import parts shop,they were quality pads (the name escapes me) , i didnt cut the rotors cause they loooked in good shape , but the squeal was terrible , got fed up one day went to the local pep boys and got a bendix pad that had a stick on anti squeal shim , been driving for a week with a nice quiet pad with less dust than the noisy pads and these were made by bendix ,pedal seems like it always did , question will be how long they will last

jv
__________________
1985 190 2.3
1993 300e 2.8
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-17-2002, 09:14 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
The 1993 300E has different brakes than the 1986 thru 1992, so they have a different brand (JURID) as the OE compound.
__________________
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-13-2017, 07:11 PM
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,056
I've attached a link to our catalog for anyone interested in a variety of brake pads for their W124.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E Base Sedan - Brake Pads & Rotors - Page 1
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-16-2017, 11:59 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 759
There is only one pad that I will ever use again. That is an Okebono Europa pad. Put it on two Benzes with perfect luck. No dust and better stopping distances. There is a long downhill grade between L.A. and the San Joaquin Valley. My '97 Cl600 weighs a lot and really starts a fast downhill run. I'm on the brakes frequently and by the bottom there isn't much brake left. I recently installed Okebono pads and what a difference on the same grade. Made a believer out of me!
Anziani
'97 Cl600 62K

Last edited by anziani; 04-16-2017 at 12:00 PM. Reason: corrected spelling
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-22-2017, 03:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,036
PBR (formerly Repco) Deluxe Advanced. Ceramic based, they have very little dust (which is light colored), don't squeal, maintain OE pedal effort, long life, and easy on the rotors.

I've had them on my '88 190E 2.6 since '90. The OE pads worked great, but dusted horribly, squealed, and had short life.

Duke
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-19-2017, 09:15 PM
EricSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 1,213
Ditto!

I just resurrected a 4 year-old post about mine -- they are still on the car since 2013 and approx 70K miles.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anziani View Post
There is only one pad that I will ever use again. That is an Okebono Europa pad. Put it on two Benzes with perfect luck. No dust and better stopping distances. There is a long downhill grade between L.A. and the San Joaquin Valley. My '97 Cl600 weighs a lot and really starts a fast downhill run. I'm on the brakes frequently and by the bottom there isn't much brake left. I recently installed Okebono pads and what a difference on the same grade. Made a believer out of me!
Anziani
'97 Cl600 62K
__________________
2001 E430 4matic
122,xxx miles
Black/Charcoal Interior

------------------------------------
Gone but not Forgotten:
1995 E320, 252,xxx miles, Black/Grey
1989 260E, 223,00 miles, Black/Black
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
98 SL500 brake pad recommendation mike98500sl Tech Help 3 11-08-2004 06:01 PM
123 brake pad recommendation needed mfreborg Diesel Discussion 5 11-01-2004 12:47 AM
Brake pad recommendation?? chapayne Tech Help 6 01-24-2004 07:43 PM
EXCELLENT Brake Pad Information Here adamb Diesel Discussion 3 10-08-2003 11:46 PM
yid brakes 1stimer Diesel Discussion 1 02-25-2003 04:07 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page