BimmerFest BMW Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Ex-Dictator
Joined
·
26,111 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I hate this brake squeak. It's been about 10000km since the last brake change (including pads and rotors). Only one autobahn drive (1000 km) and they started to squeak again when breaking at very slow speeds, for instance when nearing traffic lights or entering garage.

What the hell is squeaking there ? :mad:
 

·
Registered User
Joined
·
10,856 Posts
Have you tried a couple of crash stops from high speed? I've found that this usually makes any squeaking go away promptly. (Not that it happens often on my car :D :D :D )
 

·
Rest in peace, Coach
Joined
·
9,106 Posts
Alex Baumann said:


high speed ? how fast for example ?
30-45mph to ZERO threshold braking works well for me.

Also, try applying anti-seize compound to the back of your pads. The reason why brakes squeal is the backing material vibrating against the caliper. I've put on some BRAKE SILENCER, it's like an epoxy compound that dries and stiffens like glue. It works VERY WELL and now all I hear is the inherent sound from the pad rubbing against the cross drilled holes on my rotors.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
I have found, strangely, that after braking very hard from high speed before a turn, my brakes squeak for several hours. It happens about 50% of the time.:dunno: I had my pads replaced by BMW once for squeaking prior to this phenomenon. The dealship claimed that there was a recall for the new pads they had just installed at 20K miles. Then the new set squeaked, apparently because they tightened down the e-brake too much. So hard to find good test drive help these days...
 

·
Ex-Dictator
Joined
·
26,111 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I'm browsing other boards. I've found out that as Hack said, applying some kinda paste reduces/gets rid of the squeak. On the other hand, most people (among them were techs too) were saying that improper installed brake pads are to be one of the cause of squeaking.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Yeah, my brakes are squeaking as of the moment too. And as already mentioned, I was told to do some hard brakes to remove the glaze. I'll try some of that this weekend. Cause goodness, the squeaks is irritating. =)
 

·
Elected by grace
Joined
·
1,945 Posts
Alex Baumann said:
I'm browsing other boards. I've found out that as Hack said, applying some kinda paste reduces/gets rid of the squeak. On the other hand, most people (among them were techs too) were saying that improper installed brake pads are to be one of the cause of squeaking.
If you've got some left over Zaino try placing it in a non-stick teflon pan and boiling it on an open stove. Then let it cool over night in the fridge next to the eggs and butter.

Next day apply it liberally to all brake parts. Remove any excess and hand buff it to a light glaze. Apply finishing spray and walla, the squeak should be gone.

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

If that doesn't work buy some "Get, Squeak!"

Hope this helps!:D :D :D
 

·
Ex-Dictator
Joined
·
26,111 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
IndyMike said:


If you've got some left over Zaino try placing it in a non-stick teflon pan and boiling it on an open stove. Then let it cool over night in the fridge next to the eggs and butter.

Next day apply it liberally to all brake parts. Remove any excess and hand buff it to a light glaze. Apply finishing spray and walla, the squeak should be gone.

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

If that doesn't work buy some "Get, Squeak!"

Hope this helps!:D :D :D
LOL! Spending too much time in the kitchen lately ? :D

Anyway, thanks for the tip. But a question : What's speical about letting it next to the eggs and butter ?
 

·
Elected by grace
Joined
·
1,945 Posts
Alex Baumann said:


But a question : What's speical about letting it next to the eggs and butter ?
Nothing really, other than it's a special containerized section in most refrigerators.

I suppose placing it next to the beer and 'brats is an acceptable alternative. Just be careful when removing it from the fridge.:D
 

·
Ex-Dictator
Joined
·
26,111 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Mission Accomplished :D

Went for a quick spin on the Autobahn. And broke the hell out my car, hehe. Not squeaking anymore.

Thanks for the tips. :thumb:

BTW, took some brake paste. I'll put it later.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top