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chunkymonkey

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Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2008, 10:25:58 pm »
its the first abarth ive heard with the legendary brake squeal, was suprised how loud it was! that must turn a few heads in traffic.......  :o

I know its different pads, but the softer Esse Esse pads have not made any noise at all since they have been put on mine.

thats because we copper slipped them!

gillardy's pads didnt have any anti squeal shims on either, so it seems a deglaze and copper slip is enough to sort the problem, i guess if this doesnt cure it long-term itll be a case of fitting new pads and hoping the shims come with the pads.

Thanks to all.

If you're reading this Scorpion King, any chance you can find out about those shims please? I'm booked in on the 6th. December.

Unfortunately the squeal isn't occasional and is annoying during the morning commute. I also slow down for the last mile or so to let the turbo cool down a bit. Then the brakes cool and .....

Guaranteed to wake the neighbourhood late at night, especially when you live in the sticks.

theres nothing on Eper that says the shims come seperately from what i can see. it looks as though they may come with a pad kit, but theres nothing specific to say they do.


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    magicmole

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #16 on: November 29, 2008, 06:53:06 am »
    Thanks for that.

    I'll see how it goes after they've been in for attention next week.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #17 on: November 30, 2008, 12:57:49 pm »
    Mine still squeel...and I've done 11.000 km...it sure turns some heads but it doesn't bother me that much. However, when anyone is riding with me I keep getting questions such as: Why couldn't they pack thais car with better brakes? It sounds cheap... :D


    Old Boy

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #18 on: December 01, 2008, 06:43:58 pm »
    Funny really when the pads and disks most cars use are shockingly cheaply made.  Just that if they don't squeal they must be better.  ::)


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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #19 on: December 13, 2008, 11:47:27 am »
    The Abarth tech told me today that there is a solution for the squealing brakes on its way from Abarth. I don't know what this fix is.

    Perhaps it is just a coicidence that the 500 is dioe to be released and potentially there could be a whole lot more complaints if that has the same problem.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #20 on: December 13, 2008, 11:53:53 am »
    There used to be a problem with G.P. rear brakes squeeling when you reversed. That was cured by fitting rubber grommets to the bolts in the caliper.
    The only problem with the noise when going forward is dryness and dust in the moving area of the pads. Maybe the fix from Abarth will be them actually putting copper slip in when they fit them in the factory.
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    chunkymonkey

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #21 on: February 24, 2009, 06:45:12 pm »
    still no official fix from abarth as far as im aware, but we had a GPA back in today that we'd copper slipped the pads on in november, and were squealing again.

    last time it was in there were no anti squeal shims shown on e-per, so it was assumed they would come with the pads, however upon checking again there are now anti squeal shims available, so hopefully this will be a more permanent cure now!

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #22 on: February 24, 2009, 06:51:42 pm »
    I had mine copper-slipped a couple of months ago and they only squeal intermittently now. I'll wait a while before getting those shims.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #23 on: February 25, 2009, 04:57:19 pm »
    just a quick one.... i havnt got copper slip on mine (else not that i am aware of). they did use to squeel when they where cold however now after 2Kmiles they very rarely do it....

    may i ask how often do you clean your car? .... i know this sounds silly but i do mine once a week.... any longer and i do start noticing a little squeel.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #24 on: February 25, 2009, 05:18:26 pm »
    At least once a week.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #25 on: February 25, 2009, 08:07:59 pm »
    Never done mine at all.  Got occasional squeak for the first couple of months, but now nothing at all.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #26 on: February 25, 2009, 09:13:35 pm »
    We had Jet copper Slipped in January & although it's 98% better she still squeaks
    from time to time...

    Put it down to a girl thing...all cars that squeal must be girls because they like to make themselves heard...
    Thats my theory anyway & I'm always right because I am a girl  ::)
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #27 on: February 25, 2009, 09:20:23 pm »
    We had Jet copper Slipped in January & although it's 98% better she still squeaks
    from time to time...

    Put it down to a girl thing...all cars that squeal must be girls because they like to make themselves heard...
    Thats my theory anyway & I'm always right because I am a girl  ::)

    At least with your brakes when you take your foot off the noise stops.....  :whistle:

    After doing 1500miles in my car the brakes have pretty muched stopped no copper slip on mine..
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #28 on: March 11, 2009, 07:16:24 pm »
    hi, we have had our GPA for couple of months now... and the brakes are still squealing like a pig... anyone else had the same   problem.. ? what can be done about it.. ??
    There are a few other posts about this in the GPA section - mine included. Best bet is to brake a little harder than you normally would, rather than feather the brakes. They werent designed to be driven slowly!
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #29 on: March 11, 2009, 07:58:10 pm »
    hi, we have had our GPA for couple of months now... and the brakes are still squealing like a pig... anyone else had the same   problem.. ? what can be done about it.. ??
    There are a few other posts about this in the GPA section - mine included. Best bet is to brake a little harder than you normally would, rather than feather the brakes. They werent designed to be driven slowly!

    there are anti squeal shims available now.