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#16 Motocrossmad

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

my mk7 zs has no noises from front brakes....
they squeel for the first 2-3 min after a wheel/caliper wash but thats normal.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:19 AM

Exactly the same! ^ it's just where it runs off the rust after washing

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

A bit offtopic, but can the pads be damaged by the scraping off of rust? Because of the really bad grinding noise I always try and brake with less force until the rust has gone as I have visions of the pads being shredded!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:20 PM

Im not a professional by any means but it is a very thin layer of rust, which you'd probably get driving in the rain anyway.... I've not heard any horror stories either. Sure someone with the knowhow will be along shortly anyway :P

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

Brake pads are abrasive anyway.
The noise may mean you have a pitted or damaged drum surface.
To stop noise on disc brakes use copper grease on the back of the pads and check the squeal shims are in place.
The best way to clean out drums is a wire brush and a scourer pad and a good spray of disc cleaner and wipe it off thoroughly.
Don't breathe the dust.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

I have to admit to being disappointed in the brakes. Mine too are very noisy which prompted me to have a look. I have far too much brake travel before it really bites. I take the point that 90% is the front brakes and agree so wonder if it's just my brakes that are very poor. I tested it today and reckon I have 50% of pedal travel before the brakes give sign of slowing me down. Surely this can't be right?

Does this sound familiar or should I take it in. I'm convinced that it wouldn't pass a brake test.

this to me just sounds like the system needs bleeding! Can u pump them hard whilst the engine is running??

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