: Brakes Squeaking @ 7000mls



josefelipe
04-15-13, 10:06 PM
Is this normal, or am I just driving this thing too hard?

jph
04-16-13, 12:23 AM
how have you been driving?

it's not unusual to cook a set of street pads with a session at the track.


J.

blue_skies
04-16-13, 02:55 PM
Is this normal, or am I just driving this thing too hard?

Do you have the Brembos? Just brake harder - it will clear itself.

Disclaimer - this is no joke. Same thing happened on my Porsche with OEM brakes. Mechanic inspected the brakes and said that they were fine, but that the squeaking was caused by being too soft on the brakes for a longer period. I changed my braking pattern, and never had a problem again.

Hoosier Daddy
04-16-13, 03:04 PM
Same thing happened on my Porsche with OEM brakes. Mechanic inspected the brakes and said that they were fine, but that the squeaking was caused by being too soft on the brakes for a longer period. I changed my braking pattern, and never had a problem again.
That was my best guess but didn't want to be the 1st to say it.

OP, search for brake break-in procedures (Baer used to have a good one) and follow it for rotors and pads even if they aren't new. Its a good way to get them back to best working order.

josefelipe
04-16-13, 07:37 PM
Yes, they are the Brembos. Also, I'm in L.A., so there's a good deal of stop and go. So get on them harder huh?

Hoosier Daddy
04-16-13, 08:04 PM
Yes, they are the Brembos. Also, I'm in L.A., so there's a good deal of stop and go. So get on them harder huh?
That's not likely to fix the problem but could keep it from happening again.

If you didn't do it yet, you should season your rotors. Here is a good method: http://www.baer.com/tech-center/season-your-rotors

Then you should re-bed the pads. Here is a good method: http://www.baer.com/tech-center/how-to-bed-your-pads