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A friend of mine (let's call him Dom) who owns a reasonably new German car has asked me to post here because the forums for his brand of car aren't such nice places...

So Dom is used to everyone who sees him thinking he's a cock because of the car he chooses to drive, but could do away with everyone who hears him pull up thinking the same because of his irritating squeaking brakes. 

Can anyone advise on how to resolve? Obviously I told him I get a Lotus, but that's not floating. 

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Dom needs to sell his car to save his embarrassment, or check the pads have been installed correctly in the first place by the OPC in my opinion... :) 

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He suspects the pads are factory installed considering his car's only done 300 miles. And who says any OPC was involved? Dom may be talking about a Golf for all you know!

i did wonder about greasing the pads - used to do that on the Caterham. I was also wondering if the bedding in process had not been followed (jokingly suggesting it's spent its first 300 miles as a track demo car).

if you spank the brakes it goes away for a while but after they've cooled it seems to return.


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As said above copper grease the anti squeel shims and the end of the pad locating areas, could also be a set of bad brake pads though due to contamination at the brake pad factory,  cheap old brake pads used to squeel due to brass iirc been used in the aftermarket pads instead of copper.  Or something of that effect so maybe the pad material is contaminated with an undesirable material in the compound imo. 

Car has to be under warranty at 300 miles so get it back into dealership  pronto,  plenty of porsche garages about as they need them more :P 


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