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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-01-2004, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I just bought an '87 325is a couple weeks ago...when I bought it the breaks were squeaking a little bit, now they are doing it a lot... Can anyone recommend any break pads that I can buy? Is this something I may be able to pick up at my local auto shop like Pep Boys, Advance auto parts, etc??

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The same thing is happening to my brakes. It could also be broken rotors, which I do not know anywhere else to get than the Internet for about $70 a pair.
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I have had a 1990 325i Cabrio from new. My garage cleans the brakes even when I have just an oil change. He has alo tried to replace with non-original pads and they always squeel. BMW pads also seem to bite better and they never squeel. In my view, they are worth the extra. Brakes that stop might be invaluable.
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Squealing generally toccurs during braking as the pads vibrate at high speed against the rotor (disc), Try pulling the pads, and coating the backs (backs only) with an anti-squeal lubricant ( I personally prefer the ORANGE, kinda tacky stuff) found at auto parts stores.
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It is the vibration between the pads and the calipers that causes most sguealing problems. I use Permatex Disc Brake Quiet , Part # 80077. It is a spray, the only way to go. Spray the back side of your pads three or four times. I wouldn't do a brake job without it.
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