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Scrogg

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Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2009, 07:24:18 pm »
or when i just set off, i have to go over speed bumps to get out my estate so i brake for those and it squeels... if i stop hard for them it stops the squeel :)

like 1mmortal says get heat in them and there fine :)

Exactly the same here. Only last for the first one or two times they are applied then fine.

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    chunkymonkey

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #16 on: January 11, 2009, 07:25:33 pm »
    you know what man flu is like, its a struggle just to turn the pc on hehe.

    anyways the mrs doesnt like me sat on here all night, something about charging overtime...... :o :D

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #17 on: January 11, 2009, 07:27:19 pm »
    lol :P theres nothing like trying there the chunky ;)
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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #18 on: January 11, 2009, 07:29:11 pm »
    Overtime! I think you've only worked one out of the last 5 weeks. Didn't you have time off over Christmas? Are you back tommorrow, we have a deliver of Abarth 500 to PDI. :thumb:
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    Scrogg

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #19 on: January 11, 2009, 07:33:39 pm »
    Are you back tommorrow, we have a deliver of Abarth 500 to PDI. :thumb:

    Not going to be happy if yours turn up tomorrow! :P

    chunkymonkey

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #20 on: January 11, 2009, 07:33:55 pm »
    i had holiday over xmas, technically i was only off sick for 2 working days, i was just ill before,during and after my xmas hols!

    yeah i came back last tuesday, on a roll now hehe.

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #21 on: January 11, 2009, 07:35:48 pm »
    Scrogg, I seriously doubt it as they were at status 40 on saturday.
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    chunkymonkey

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #22 on: January 11, 2009, 08:50:33 pm »
    so whats status 40?

    Scrogg

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #23 on: January 11, 2009, 08:56:17 pm »
    so whats status 40?

    Arrived at Portbury but not been checked over yet.

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #24 on: January 19, 2009, 11:24:36 pm »
    I had my first experienceof the squealing brakes today, i thought it was blue an me bleeping at me at first because i had just been messing with it.
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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #25 on: January 20, 2009, 06:21:04 am »
    like i said before mate it doesnt bother me that much, get the brakes upto temperature a little and it stops for a while anyway. - else mine does ;)

    if it starts getting annoying though take it back and get the copper slip put on it.  :thumb:
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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #26 on: January 20, 2009, 07:25:53 am »
    Mine started squealing at the weekend too! 600 miles on the clock. Cant say I'm too worried about it, as other people have said its only when I touch them if I am going really slow .. not worth a 200 mile round trip for copper slip to be put on ...

    Old Boy

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #27 on: January 20, 2009, 07:38:26 am »
    Mine started squealing at the weekend too! 600 miles on the clock. Cant say I'm too worried about it, as other people have said its only when I touch them if I am going really slow .. not worth a 200 mile round trip for copper slip to be put on ...

    Do it yourself, it's not difficult  ;)

    Le Man

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #28 on: January 20, 2009, 07:51:09 am »
    Brake noise is a resonance caused by brake pad dust caught between the pad and disc.
    This problem started when asbestos was outlawed as a component of pads.
    The resonance is magnified by the caliper acting like the soundbox on a guitar.
    Copper based grease is not a miracle cure but can muffle the sound transmission through to the caliper.
    The main reason to use it is to reduce the likelihood of pads and pistons seizing.
    Wafer thin shims of carbon fibre cut to the same shape as the pad and inserted between the back of the pad and the face of the piston act as an acoustic decoupler and cure brake squeal.
    Pagid used to sell the carbon fibre sheet, although I haven't needed any in ages.

    tony401195

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    Re: GPA Squeaking Brakes
    « Reply #29 on: January 20, 2009, 09:04:38 am »
    Demon tweeks used to sell carbon fibre sheet as well