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     chrisfrench updated 11 years, 7 months ago 6 Members · 8 Posts
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  • sonic

    12 June 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I know the issue regarding disc brakes has been raised many times before but my 5’s have developed a terrible squeal.

    I have checked the disc which doesn’t appear to be warped in anyway.

    the pads have also been properly aligned

    When i was out yesterday, i resorted to spitting water from my camelback onto the pads every so often to stop the noise. It’s got so bad that I am even considering pouring a load of oil on the pads, may reduce braking but at least i won’t have the annoying squeal!! 😆 😆

    I have cleaned the disc and pads with Muc-Off disc brake cleaner, going to run a cotton but between pads to make sure there is no dirt that hasn’t been washed out.

    Any ideas on what could be up?? if not think i’ll invest in a decent set of ear plugs!!!!

  • Dave F

    12 June 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Sometimes nothing works except a new set of pads. Try some from disco brakes – and excellent quality.

  • BMR

    12 June 2009 at 8:46 pm


    Just a thought, try doing like we do in the motor trade, take the pads out, clean the friction side with 80 ally oxide paper and coat the back of the pad with copper grease (you can pick this up in small tubes at all good accessory shops as they say) be carefull not to get the grease on the friction side or the disc.

  • miggeth

    12 June 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I got brake fluid all over my pads and they started squealing every time I braked. Put them in the oven after reading some advice on here, 150 degrees C for about 10 minutes. They’re a lot better now.

  • BMR

    13 June 2009 at 5:29 pm

    How do you like your pads sir rare, medium or well done

  • sonic

    13 June 2009 at 9:15 pm

    😆 think i’ll nuke these pads give them a bit of punishmet for the punishment they have put my ears through!!

    thans for the sugestions, will try them out and see how i get on

  • n3ver3nder

    13 June 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Doesn’t the oven just replicate the cooking they’d get with heavy braking as you bed them in?

  • chrisfrench

    25 June 2009 at 10:10 pm

    take the pads out and try roughing the friction material with some emery cloth, they may be glazed slightly, not 80 grit though, its too rough for those pads.

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