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Date:         Fri, 7 Apr 2000 16:33:49 -0700
Reply-To:     gholst@RAMBUS.COM
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Grant Holst <gholst@RAMBUS.COM>
Organization: Rambus inc.
Subject:      Re: Squealing brakes
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> BRENT CHRISTENSEN wrote: > > Well, my brakes just started squealing. I did the fronts (and rears) > a couple weekends ago, and now the fronts are squealing pretty good > when I come to a stop. On domestic cars, I have always used this red > goop I call "gorilla snot" against the backs of the pads to prevent > squealing (got a bottle from a mechanic friend - I have no idea what > it really is). Since I have never heard anyone mention such a thing > here, and neither does the Bentley, I put the pads on "dry". Now > they're squealing like a ... well you get the idea. > > I installed new rotors, and cleaned everything REALLY well with > Brakleen before assembling (even wore rubber gloves), so I don't think > dirt or grease is to blame. Any suggestions on what I can do? Should > I use some goop on the backs of the pads? > > I thought it was kind of weird the way that the pads are retained with > those little butterfly clips - could I have bent them too far when I > was sticking the pads in place? The noise is tolerable, but I'm > worried that it is going to get worse, since it hasn't gotten better > after a couple of days of driving in stop n' go traffic. > > Brent Christensen > '89 GL Syncro Westy > Santa Barbara, CA

I tried the red goop to no avail. Ended up putting in organic pads instead of semi-metalic. Problem solved.


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