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Offline AustinR

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Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2009, 07:38:04 pm »
Took my GPA to Platts yesterday for the squealing brakes syndrome. They are ordering some parts for me - the special shims ? Doesn't look like they even took the wheels off so presumably the official Abarth directive is just to fit the parts. They don't seem to have bothered with the Copaslip attempted cure. By the way, is it just the front brakes that squeak or can it be the rears as well ? Hard to tell where the noise is coming from when you're sitting in the car, but I think on mine it's coming from the front.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #46 on: April 09, 2009, 08:37:11 pm »
    mine i mainly the front but my back ones do sqeal slightly when im in reverse.
    does anyone who has a SS kit have squeeky brakes?

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #47 on: April 09, 2009, 09:13:47 pm »
    Took my GPA to Platts yesterday for the squealing brakes syndrome. They are ordering some parts for me - the special shims ? Doesn't look like they even took the wheels off so presumably the official Abarth directive is just to fit the parts. They don't seem to have bothered with the Copaslip attempted cure. By the way, is it just the front brakes that squeak or can it be the rears as well ? Hard to tell where the noise is coming from when you're sitting in the car, but I think on mine it's coming from the front.

    normally the fronts.

    the rears normally resonate and theres a damper kit available for it.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #48 on: April 10, 2009, 10:19:11 am »
    My Esse Esse has done 3500 miles now and the brakes are as quite as a mouse.
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #49 on: April 10, 2009, 02:43:13 pm »
    thats awesome im getting the dealer near me to fit the SS brakes on mine as the mechanic there says its the only permanent fix and i was getting messed around.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #50 on: April 10, 2009, 03:18:50 pm »
    I can confirm that the brakes on the SS GPA that John drives are as quiet as a mouse :thumb: But is that because the pads have never been near the discs :whistle:
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #51 on: April 11, 2009, 09:54:02 am »
    Stop it you two :wave: Think yourselves lucky I only drove for a couple of minutes  ;D
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #52 on: April 12, 2009, 11:27:36 am »
    Stop it you two :wave: Think yourselves lucky I only drove for a couple of minutes  ;D

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #53 on: April 22, 2009, 08:56:24 am »
    John am I right in thinking then we should ask the SS brakes?

    She's going in for thr 6th time soon & we really want it to be the last time!
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #54 on: April 22, 2009, 10:29:47 am »
    There's no difference between the two (Ferodo pads used on standard and SS Abarth) in terms of anti squeal shims.  They both have them on the backs of the pads.

    Did you bed the pads in from new?

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #55 on: April 22, 2009, 10:34:53 am »
    yeah i did and also the dealer has never heard of the shims even after i explained exactly what they are and shown them the page on here which mentioned them

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #56 on: April 22, 2009, 10:40:30 am »

    Did you bed the pads in from new?

    Yes we did, this is the 4th brand new car Malc has had & my first but as we have both always been in the motor trade
    we both know how to bed brakes in & considering we aren't the only people to have this problem it can't be blamed
    on user-error.

    Currently the Demo Car at Westover Sports Cars which is used by the Dealer Principal also has really bad sqealing brakes
    and we have been told by 2 different dealers that the SS pads are completely different compound & Malc is currently looking into
    it to see if they are Ferodo as this is different to what we have been told & Malc supplies Ferodo brakes to many garages.
    « Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 10:49:07 am by Jet »
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #57 on: April 22, 2009, 06:20:59 pm »

    Did you bed the pads in from new?

    Yes we did, this is the 4th brand new car Malc has had & my first but as we have both always been in the motor trade
    we both know how to bed brakes in & considering we aren't the only people to have this problem it can't be blamed
    on user-error.

    Currently the Demo Car at Westover Sports Cars which is used by the Dealer Principal also has really bad sqealing brakes
    and we have been told by 2 different dealers that the SS pads are completely different compound & Malc is currently looking into
    it to see if they are Ferodo as this is different to what we have been told & Malc supplies Ferodo brakes to many garages.

    they are ferodo, cant remember the compund number though.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #58 on: April 22, 2009, 09:12:36 pm »
    Hi Its Malc

    Kelly has told me about this post and reading it is very interesting as all of the info seems to differ depending on who you talk to. As regards to the bedding in comment that is a daft comment as i am not 17 and have now been in the motor trade for 24 years dealing with all the major suppliers in the aftermarket parts trade and i know how brakes work  . Our local Dealer laughed at the Ferrodo comment saying i quote " No way are they Ferrodo they are made by Brembo" yet others say different . Chris at Westovers who i believe is the principal there is contacting Abarth to ask if the esseesse pads are a different compound to see if that will sort the problem out .

    More info when i get it
    Malc, Kelly & Jake

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #59 on: April 22, 2009, 09:59:46 pm »
    they may be differing depending on what number kit you have, like the tyres in the a500 ss are sometimes pirelli, sometimes michelin.

    im sure when i changed pads last time i noticed that the standard GPA pads were something like ferodo f1000 and the esseesse were f2500. does that sound about right malc?

    however looking at the literature the pads in the photo are brembo.

    its not something ive purposely looked at though so i could be wrong.


     

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