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Old 02-12-2006, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake PROblems NEEd advice

Hello

I have a 5.25 e60
I get a lot of noise (squealing) when i apply brakes
carried the car to the dealership to have things checked out
and was told nothing was wrong
Got back the car and it makes a lot of noise still
I will appreciate any info how to solve the noise problem
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you install aftermarket brakes?
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I bet like me you drive hard and therefore brake hard! If so, it's not unusual to get squeels at low speeds as you will have polished the surfaces of your pads and disks like mirrors.

Also, some pads just squeel - I have had several sets on my e39 already, some have squeeled all the time (after a couple of months bedding in) and others just at the end of their life.

yOU USED TO GET "ANTI SQUEEL SHIMS" with every set of pads you bought (at least over here you did), which were a thin peice of tin which sat between your pads and the caliper - they really did work. Seems you just don't get these any more.

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, remove the pads and liberally coat the back of them with "COPPER GREASE", this usually works as well as anti squeel shims.

If you don't like to get you hands dirty and BMW can't find a problem there's not much you can do other than put up with it or pay for some replacement pads and hope they are better.

Just on the side, I know how bad it feels to pull up in a heavily pedestrianised area in what's supposed to be a luxury saloon only to have heads turn not to admire you ride but in distaint at the horrible high pitched squeel it emits as you stop.

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RE: Brakes Problem

There Is Something Called A Antisqueal Paste It's Not Expensive It's Like 2.00 For The Most U Apply That On The Back Of The Pads And That Should Take Care Of You're Problems, If That Doesn't Work You Should Try Using Dustfree Pads, It's More Cheaper Than The Original Pads And It's Not Metalic Like The Orginal, Dustfree Pads Comes In Two Brands Pbr And Mintex, But The Pbr's Are The Best Don't Forget The Paste It Really Works
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I have the same problem with my 523i, yesterday i took the rear pads out and coverd them in copper grease but i couldnt shift the hex bolts on front with the allen key i was using, as i couldnt find the allen key i have specially for doing brakes bolts so at the minute the rear is cured but the front is still squealing so until i find my proper tool and get round to doing them ill just have to put up with the squeal which isnt as bad as what it was and when im driving with the radio on its non exsistant inside the car.
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I have the same problem with my 523i, yesterday i took the rear pads out and coverd them in copper grease but i couldnt shift the hex bolts on front with the allen key i was using, as i couldnt find the allen key i have specially for doing brakes bolts so at the minute the rear is cured but the front is still squealing so until i find my proper tool and get round to doing them ill just have to put up with the squeal which isnt as bad as what it was and when im driving with the radio on its non exsistant inside the car.
See, the good old fashioned Copper grease really does work - I've used it for the last 15 yrs and it's not let me down yet (Though at the moment I can't be arsed and put up with the squeel)

PS where you from dirtybeemer - I guess Europe and most likely UK as you have a 523i

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Hi Beelzibub sorry for the late reply been having a few pc problems but sorted know yeah im in england in a little town called Grimsby, where about are you from
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