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Old 09-14-2012, 06:00 AM
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Angry brakes pads..HELLLLPPPP

okay so got my brakes/rotors done 3days ago......brought zimmerman rotor and akebono brakes pads.....now thing is its still squeaking,mechanic says the rotors were good but pads were cheap....iam like i paid about $70 for those....so what is a good brake pad for 2007 bmw750i....then he says where you order your parts from thats where i order mines from....his shop specialize in foreign cars....
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:35 AM
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Mine dont squeek. Sounds he he didnt use the anti squeel paste on the back of the pads.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:47 AM
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ima call him and verify that cause thats something he should now.....i got pissed off he telling me i brought cheep pads......
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:50 AM
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When it comes to brakes, OEM is the way to go. Any aftermarket pads or rotors, will cause squeaks and pulsations. Swap them out with OEM, and noise is gone.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:50 AM
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Mine dont squeek. Sounds he he didnt use the anti squeel paste on the back of the pads.
now if that is the problem what are the steps i do to rectify the problem would they have to come off again and be applied...
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:52 AM
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When it comes to brakes, OEM is the way to go. Any aftermarket pads or rotors, will cause squeaks and pulsations. Swap them out with OEM, and noise is gone.
what is OEM......and where to purchase... listen i just drive and go....such a girl.....lol!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:54 AM
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OEM meangin orignial equipment manufacturer. You can purchase those at any BMW dealership at the parts department. My brakes were squeaking recently as a matter of fact. Had my rear pads replcaed 2 days ago with pads from the BMW dealership, put anti squeal on the pads, and squeak is gone.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:54 AM
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now i go out this morning for some quick errands and now i don't hear anything....
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:06 AM
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drive with them on 2-3 days, sometimes there is built up brake dust, the anti squeel is applied to the back of the pad. oems can also squeel if not installed correct.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:32 AM
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I find the biggest problem with brakes is that they don't get properly lubricated. I always lubricate the slides and then use a really good silicon grease ( often supplied with the pads) on the back side of the pad. Some cheap pads just squeak no mater what but for the most part simply using something on the back of the pad will stop this. I also believe that you should service your disc brakes . If you make sure that your pads and caliper slide are moving freely they will last longer.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:38 AM
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Akebono are great pads....not cheap. I agree with checking anti squeal paste. Lubricate caliper rails also.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:58 AM
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Mine don't squeak. A lot of other guys on the board are using the same setup you have with the zimmerman and akebono. They all seem pretty happy with the setup. I have the akebono brake pads and they are excellent. Highly recommend with no problems.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:46 PM
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thanks

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Old 09-14-2012, 03:49 PM
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thank you thats what i was saying to myself CHEAPPP....70BUCKS NOT CHEAP...LOL
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:53 PM
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I brought new rotors and pads...matter fact i brought them both from this web site....got everything installed this pass tuesday...
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I have the same setup (Zimmerman/Akebono) with zero issues or noise. No pulsating, squeaks or other weirdness. It sounds like you have an improper install or the rotors/pads didn't get properly bedded in.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:12 PM
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Zimmerman/Akebono is a excellent set up. little details makes big difference, beside changing the rotors and pads, you have to make sure that the pad has a angle at the inner side ( where that squeak noise i created ), if it doesn't have it, get a grinding machine and grind down that inner edge... We also use a special coat on pad ( on the friction side ), anti-seize on the non-friction side and lube the slide pins... MERCEDES -BENZ customers are very delicate about squeaky noise, that way is how we learn to fix that issue on every european car ( of course, BMW too )... i hope that help.
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hate to thread jack but where can I find some drilled and slotted rotors?
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:27 PM
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thank you thats what i was saying to myself CHEAPPP....70BUCKS NOT CHEAP...LOL
No offense, but:
Is everybody LIIIIKKKKEEE this in NY?? REEEMMMIINDDSS MMMEEE "jersey shore" endless episode (still i dont get it why its so popular- my brain almost exploded after 10mins)
... I was saying to myself "he didn't say I was cheap, if i bought cheapest brake pads, right?"

AND YES 70$ brake pads are the cheapest ones for e65 "BOSCH" brand right? Also don't forget brake pad sensor as well it's another omg 20$!!!!
Ps. Try not to use caps lock and THIINNGGSS LIIKKEEE THHHISSS, pls.
Thank you.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:44 AM
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When it comes to brakes, OEM is the way to go. Any aftermarket pads or rotors, will cause squeaks and pulsations. Swap them out with OEM, and noise is gone.
What he said. I've never had an issue with OEM parts. You get what you pay for.
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