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  • Birthday 14/05/1983

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    97 Lotus Elise
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    Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

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  1. Hi Tony, Yes, I will be doing it myself. I think first I will just check everything apply some lube and put the pads on, test and see where I stand. Probably after that I will focus on a per wheel basis if it continues. Schwäbisch Hall is a very classic Southern German town, and the country roads around here are quite amazing, now that I have an Elise I certainly get to enjoy them even more.
  2. Hi Tony, Thanks for the quick reply. It is really helpful, because you just saved me a whole bunch of frustration, as now I know it is mitigatable but not really 100% solvable. Which is fine now that I know the expectation that I should have. I also check out your garage, I never saw a S1 in white, it looks really nice. Thanks again and I'll update this post for the rest of the forum, when I get around to working on the brakes with my results. Cheers, - Steve
  3. That sounds like a good idea, I haven't pulled it apart either to check what might be worn but it might be the best bet to do the same.
  4. Hi, I just purchased my first Lotus Elise and looking for some recommendations to reduce brake squeal. I know the MMC brakes are not the quietest and the groaning noise they make is normal, but I am getting a squealing which sounds pretty much the same when you would not grease brake pad to caliper contact points or did not have a shim between the pad and the caliper. The pads are within the thickness specification and the rotor looks to be in good condition, no pitting or gouges. Pictures attached. I have exactly this noise, but in the car it sounds much louder than it does i
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