Join Date: May 2002
Location: Bright, Victoria, Australia
Re: Brake Squeal?
I have a 2001 LT and when I first got it I had the usual (same as everyone else) brake squeal and replaced the pads with EBC (same as everyone else). That worked perfectly.
Recently a set of EBC just wore out and needed to be replaced.
I looked closely at the nearly new original BMW pads. I decided that the squealing noise can only be caused by the pad dust dragging across the face of the rotor. So I made a vertical cut with a hack saw blade down the centre of the face of the pad through the pad material until the blade touched the backing plate to remove the dust from the rotor as it was produced. I have now done about 10,000Km with the modified pad and guess what - no squealing.
For what its worth. Cheers.
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