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Old 01-08-2003, 09:37 PM
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Suggestions for Brake Rotors & Pads 94' E-320

Greetings & Happy New Year Fellow MB'ers.....

I'm looking to replace the front brake rotors & pads. Can any one suggest a particular brand to use or stay away from??

Does rotor manufacture also make the pads or should I be aware of mismatching brand names?

Is this a project that can be done in my garage with standard tools or is it better left to a shop??

My preference is low brake dust because of the wheels I have. This car sees less than 5K miles per year at most.

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Old 01-08-2003, 11:25 PM
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Do a search!

Also look in the DIY section on top of the screen.
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Old 01-09-2003, 10:35 AM
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You can buy PBR low-dust pads via this website-Fastlane up above. very good pads, astounding low-dust feature.

I have put ATE Power Disc slotted rotors on the front with PBR pads, and Balo rotors with Textar pads on the back. All purchased through Fastlane.

Eveything works fine; use anti-squeal paste on the back of the pads, you are good to go.

DIY section above has best step-by-step you can find for procedure.

It's a breeze if you are somewhat handy with a wrench or two. Warning though, the bolts holding the calipers to the hub carrier are on there TIGHT, be ready to work up a sweat.
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Old 01-09-2003, 10:59 AM
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I second miktvk. The calipers are on there tight. I changed my pads on all fours during the summer as well as bleeding and replacing the fluid. Used either Pagid or Texstar pads, plenty of dust, but stop just like new.

In November I decided I wanted new rotors. Ordered and attempted installation over Thanksgiving. The calipers were on so tight I couldn't get one bolt off. Ended up taking to a indy shop where they installed the rotors for $100. Now my brakes squeal at low pressure/speed braking. I don't know if they used any grease replacing the pads or if as they say, new pads aren't seating up well with the new rotors.

If you install the rotors, make sure you have the right tools. At a minimum you will need a good set of big metric sockets and a breaker bar. You may even need an air wrench.
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I've been told that pads and rotors on Mercedes need to replaced at the same time to prevent squealing.

Further, that anit-squeal grease is always applied to the back of the pad to prevent noise.
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Old 01-09-2003, 10:43 PM
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Check at ebay, someone is selling a combo (pads and rotors) and it is not a bad price.
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Old 01-09-2003, 11:06 PM
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I replaced the F&R rotors with cross-drilled ones on the 300E this summer. I used the little-worn pads F&R using anit-squeal paste and they continue to be very effective and quiet.

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I bought some more anti-squeal today. Will put it on over the weekend. Then I'll know whether the indy did me a good job replacing the rotors or just slammed 'em in to try and teach me a lesson to do the work myself.
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Old 01-10-2003, 01:52 AM
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While you are there be sure to clean around the caliper area with spray brake cleaner like BrakeKleen.

Also carefully put some anti-squeal lube/paste on the edges of the pads (on the metal backing edges). I do this and it definitely makes a difference.

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