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brake pads

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by aaisha, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. aaisha

    aaisha New Member

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    Hi

    i recently purchased some brake pads and discs from eurocarparts (PAGID) however after 3k miles they are still squeeking like mad everytime i brake, (sounds like a london bus) after speaking to my mechanic he says its the pads they are not good quality can anyone recommend any that they have used and dont have this problem?

    Sorry should have said these are on a W204 sport 2009 C220...

    Thanks
     
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  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    I would suggest buying from Mercedes. They are competitive on price and you know they will not squeal
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    If the pads have been fitted correctly and greased they should not squeal, no well known pad manufacture could stay in business if they all squealed, nothing wrong with Pagid or anything from TMD,,,if they have just been fitted, the one should take it easy for the first 200 miles to allow the gas to escape, it is often a good idea to deglaze the disc when fitting pads, though I never needed to. Squealing can occur for the first few miles, but goes away normally.

    I use EBC red and never a problem
     
  4. Rappey69

    Rappey69 Senior Member

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    I recently put in cheap pagid pads and they dont squeel... they came with some sort of fibre backing shim rather than the usual steel ..
     
  5. Ricardo_e220

    Ricardo_e220 Senior Member

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    Got the same problem with the ones I fitted to my s211 diesel. The discs are fine, won't bother with those pads again.

    I normally get recommended ones from my local factor which are often cheaper...
     
  6. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    Unless you are using the car for track days I would recommend for normal day to day driving stick with MB supplied pads, they are designed as part of a complete system.
     
  7. star

    star Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I had the same with my Gf's BMW. Some on here recomend them, other don't. I'm in the don't camp.
     
  8. MERCSPORT

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    In the previous thread when you were deciding which to use, I said this...

    'I am also from Bedfordshire, I am guessing you are getting these quotes from MB Bedford?

    I get parts from that dealership, however also use other local dealerships (Milton Keynes, Northampton etc.) to beat that quote.

    My own opinion, but on my C180 (Same shape as yours) I have always stuck to the genuine parts and have managed to get very good prices/quotes everytime thanks to this method.'

    I have had the same problems with Pagid on my previous C180, I dont like them, I always use genuine parts now on my W204 C180, even the lightbulbs which turned out £2.00 cheaper each bulb than halfords and also it seems that the genuine Mercedes bulbs turned out better with visibility than the halfords ones, I like to think the same with the rest of the car including brake pads and discs.

    ZEE
     
  9. Pathfinder

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    Tear down, grease in the right places, rebuild.
     
  10. WG M-B

    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Mmm.......
    The said pads have been known to cause this
     
  11. kth286

    kth286 Senior Member

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    some aftermarket pads have been found to have backing plate slightly too
    small and therefore too loose in the caliper, and can be the cause of the squeal.
     
  12. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    The only thing in the calipers is the slot where the pads slide in, one has to remove the paint so that they slide in easily. Mercedes say grease the pistons and not the pad back, but I still grease the pads both slightly on the ends where they slide in the caliper and the whole rear face.

    I have been using some free samples of the TMD copper free grease and never had a problem in years
     

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