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How do you silence squeaky brakes?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by Brian A, Apr 30, 2009.

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    Brian A

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    Not me of course, but a certain family member is complaining how squeaky the brakes are on our 1991 318i. The system is stock; pads are new Ferodo DS2500.

    The brakes have that nice natural high pitched squeak to them as the car slows below about 15 mph. Is there a way to make this squeaking go away?

    The pads I had removed were pretty much entombed in red automotive silicone sealant. They didn't squeak. A standard fix?
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    John in VA

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    Wurth make a paste (similar to anti-seize, which works as well) that is applied to the back of the pads. BG makes a liquid that is applied to the face of the pads prior to installation. Both have worked for me!
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    +1 BMP Design and Bav Auto also sell a product to put on the back of the break pads. Seems to work pretty well. I bought it from them when I bought my pads and rotors.

    M3Driver guest

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    My local BMW tech recommends the Wurth product too.

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