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Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2009, 10:21:27 pm »
. 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  .

Hmm, don't go off on one.  Not knowing you or your background how was I to know whether you understood brake bedding in?  A simple yes would have sufficed  ::)

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #61 on: April 22, 2009, 10:51:01 pm »
    . 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  .

    Hmm, don't go off on one.  Not knowing you or your background how was I to know whether you understood brake bedding in?  A simple yes would have sufficed  ::)

    Malc wasn't being very firendly was he? I wouldn't bother trying to help if i was you OldBoy
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    « Reply #62 on: April 23, 2009, 08:48:04 am »
    . 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  .

    Hmm, don't go off on one.  Not knowing you or your background how was I to know whether you understood brake bedding in?  A simple yes would have sufficed  ::)

    Malc wasn't being very firendly was he? I wouldn't bother trying to help if i was you OldBoy

    Well I dont think we should fall out over it guys, I am sure Kelly and Malc are grateful for any help offered. Lets just hope their problem is solved sooner rather than later.
    The point of the forum is to help each other out etc.. lets all play nicely eh!  :thumb:

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #63 on: April 23, 2009, 10:51:44 am »
    i much prefer friendliness.
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #64 on: April 23, 2009, 12:14:42 pm »
    The Esse Esse pad I have in my hand is stamped Ferodo HP1000/1.
    Then further down in white writing it is brembo  XPO.16.62.
    Hope that helps :thumb: Clear as mud to me  :whistle:
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #65 on: April 23, 2009, 07:39:43 pm »
    The Esse Esse pad I have in my hand is stamped Ferodo HP1000/1.
    Then further down in white writing it is brembo  XPO.16.62.
    Hope that helps :thumb: Clear as mud to me  :whistle:

    i knew i wasnt going mad. so theyre a brembo pad with a ferodo compound then.

    sorted.  :-\

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #66 on: April 23, 2009, 07:48:00 pm »
    The Esse Esse pad I have in my hand is stamped Ferodo HP1000/1.
    Then further down in white writing it is brembo  XPO.16.62.
    Hope that helps :thumb: Clear as mud to me  :whistle:

    Thank you John for clearing it up, we do apreciate you're help.

    We don't want to cause arguments on here because this site is supossed to be for information
    amongst other things but I would like to point out that the way Oldboy said about bedding brakes
    in was a bit patronising & like he has already said he doesn't know us or our background.
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #67 on: April 23, 2009, 09:38:19 pm »
    I think the bedding-in question is reasonable rather than patronising.  What would your first question be to an unfamiliar forum member complaining of same?

    The problem lies in the fact that this is an infuriating condition you've had to endure, and any suggestion of critique touches a raw nerve.

    My mother's suggestion for squeaky brakes is to try a drop of oil. :-\
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #68 on: April 23, 2009, 09:46:34 pm »
    I think the bedding-in question is reasonable rather than patronising.  What would your first question be to an unfamiliar forum member complaining of same?

    The problem lies in the fact that this is an infuriating condition you've had to endure, and any suggestion of critique touches a raw nerve.

    My mother's suggestion for squeaky brakes is to try a drop of oil. :-\

    WD-40 works a treat
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #69 on: April 23, 2009, 09:57:58 pm »
    I think the bedding-in question is reasonable rather than patronising.  What would your first question be to an unfamiliar forum member complaining of same?

    The problem lies in the fact that this is an infuriating condition you've had to endure, and any suggestion of critique touches a raw nerve.

    My mother's suggestion for squeaky brakes is to try a drop of oil. :-\

    WD-40 works a treat

    I found that. I've had squeaky brakes on my 500 for the past couple of months. I completely lost my rag last weekend, took the hub cap things off the alloys at the front and the wheels centres were really rusty and the brakes were dirty as hell. Spent A DAY cleaning the wheels and brakes, emptied half a can of WD-40 on the wheel centres and brakes (obviously watch out for the discs as I later discovered ::)) and they haven't made a sound since.

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    Let's cut out the bitchin' too people  ;)

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    « Reply #70 on: April 23, 2009, 10:28:17 pm »
    as an aside, esseesse kitted richbrowne's a500 today, it has trw pads on the rear, bosch pads on the front as standard, and then in the esseesse kit brembo pads with ferodo linings?!  ???

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #71 on: April 23, 2009, 11:29:42 pm »


    My mother's suggestion for squeaky brakes is to try a drop of oil. :-\

    WD-40 works a treat
    It's not that bloody good, my knees still crack.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #72 on: April 24, 2009, 12:02:11 am »
    aahh, brakes thread....
    mine are doing my F***ing head in! even after new ones being fitted by dealer with shims they still squeal like a pig!

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #73 on: April 24, 2009, 07:19:48 am »
    Ferodo HP1000 seems to be specified as OE for Ferraris, Maseratis and R8s and has apperently been well received.

    It didn't seem to stand up to continuous track use on Old Boy's SS.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #74 on: April 24, 2009, 06:48:37 pm »
    Can I please point out that it IS NOT a good idea to spray WD-40 anywhere near your brakes. It will effect the perfomance of you brakes and is likely to cause death or serious injury to you or other road users.
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