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Old 05-11-2003, 10:32 PM
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More Brake Pad/Rotor Issues

I have read several postings regarding brake pads. I have a 98 E 320 with 54K miles on it. My wifes drives about 8 miles each way to work and I just put new pads on it. I too was frustrated at the brake dust produced by the stock pads, especially since going 8 miles from garage to garage means that she can wash the car and go as much a two weeks without needing another wash, with the exception of the brake dust. I decided to buy Green Stuff Kevlar pads by EBC, at a cost of nearly $100. I was then hit by the squealing bug. Since I was brought up never to put new pads on old rotors, I suspected that they were just not bedded in real well, so I removed them and block sanded the pads to give them a chance to bed in again. Problem solved......until a few hundred miles later, when the squealing has come back. Now I am also getting some feedback through the wheel as though the rotors are running out. I read in a thread that some soft pads can leave residue that acts like rotor runout. Am I just fighting bad pads and should I just go with the stock pads and a new set of rotors?
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Old 05-12-2003, 12:09 PM
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EBC pads are know for this, I have spoken to friends who have had similar complaints. The same thing also happened to me when I used them. I ended up also warping my new rotors.
Try PBR deluxe (available in fastlane top of page) or Axxis metalmasters or Axxis deluxe plus pads they're quieter and not as dusty by a mile and soooooo much cheaper.
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:56 PM
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I just replaced my rear rotors and pads 2 weeks ago...

with Zimmerman rotors (made in Germany) and PBR (Axxis) deluxe (made in Australia). No squealing, minimal dust and less $$.
One of my old rear rotors was warped. It had pagid pads before. . By the way, I am not blaming the pagids, just stating the condition of one of my rotors.
New pads?
'86 300E
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