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stevey293

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Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
« Reply #75 on: April 25, 2009, 03:06:40 pm »
you've been told now lol just common sence really

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    Offline richbrowne

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #76 on: April 26, 2009, 07:54:27 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?!  ???
    Ah, how sweet my disc pads look; how close and yet so far away. I love my disc pads already :tumbleweed: ;D :thumb:
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #77 on: April 28, 2009, 09:25:33 pm »
    Mine are actually starting to irritate me now!  :thumbd:
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #78 on: April 29, 2009, 02:59:52 pm »
    Mine's not squeeked once, 1100 miles in
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #79 on: May 01, 2009, 09:20:40 pm »
    Got my car back from Platts yesterday - no more squealing brakes ! Don't know what they've done but it seems to have cured the problem for now. Hope it lasts !!

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #80 on: May 02, 2009, 09:47:06 pm »
    Just back from Brooklands and took the missus for our usual Saturday evening shop at a well known supermarket beginning and ending with " A ". As I negociated out of the car park, the squeaking reappeared ! Not as bad as before, though. I'm not taking it back to Platts again. I'm just going to have to live with a bit of squealing now and then and just tell myself it's because I'm driving a street racer with semi race pads fitted.

    stevey293

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #81 on: May 11, 2009, 03:59:07 pm »
    i had the shims fitted today managed to take a sneeky picture of them while they where getting put on, theres nothing to them!!! why wern't they there anyway?

    Forgot to mention I asked about grease and got told a huge NO! abarth say no grease is to go anywhere near the brakes apparently. Also they fit whole new pads with the shims.
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    stevey293

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #82 on: May 11, 2009, 04:22:57 pm »
    a view of my brakes half way through getting shims fitted for anyone who hasnt seen.
    « Last Edit: May 11, 2009, 04:26:04 pm by AlexK »

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #83 on: May 11, 2009, 04:30:04 pm »
    All I thought when I saw that pic was, I'd give that a wash whilst it was easy to get to  :-[

    Saying that, my 500 is apparently the grim reaper for flies and so will be having yet another bath tonight  ::)

    stevey293

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #84 on: May 11, 2009, 05:02:14 pm »
    very true and i did while i had the chance and the wheels where off. but saying that i bought the car to enjoy it not to clean it.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #85 on: May 11, 2009, 06:59:58 pm »
    i had the shims fitted today managed to take a sneeky picture of them while they where getting put on, theres nothing to them!!! why wern't they there anyway?

    Forgot to mention I asked about grease and got told a huge NO! abarth say no grease is to go anywhere near the brakes apparently. Also they fit whole new pads with the shims.

    theres nothing wrong with putting copper slip on the back of the pads.... this is a commonly done thing.... infact i know for a fact vospers do this as both chunky and John have talked about this before....

    wierd your dealer should tell you this...
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #86 on: May 11, 2009, 07:07:38 pm »
    iv done copper slip, shims, had new brake pads too and still they squeel like a pig  :thumbd:

    stevey293

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #87 on: May 12, 2009, 08:10:17 am »
    I asked when he did this and he was sertain this was a permanent fix. Knew from the start it wouldnt be but if it gives me even 2 days of peace im happy for now.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #88 on: May 12, 2009, 10:11:13 am »
    the shims stopped the squeeling on mine for about 1 week.......

    stevey293

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #89 on: May 12, 2009, 11:06:59 am »
    only done 130 miles on them since yesterday and already a little yelp from the front right

     

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