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post #1 of 33 Old 10-07-2018, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Has anybody put on non-factory brake pads and have squealing noises from the sintered pad material? My fronts were gone at 24k. Due to the high price of the BMW pads , I tried the aftermarket ones and hate the squeal. I used brake grease on the sliders too. I quess I’ll be going back with BMW next time.
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post #2 of 33 Old 10-07-2018, 09:36 AM
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Not sure if this is it, but it may be:

See 11:15 into this video


The original pads came with noise eliminator which can be transferred to new pads.
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Has anybody put on non-factory brake pads and have squealing noises from the sintered pad material? My fronts were gone at 24k. Due to the high price of the BMW pads , I tried the aftermarket ones and hate the squeal. I used brake grease on the sliders too. I quess I’ll be going back with BMW next time.
EBC on my fronts, no noise at all.

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post #4 of 33 Old 10-07-2018, 10:42 AM
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i use brembo pads, but different pad materials sound different, my fronts squeal, the backs don't. Anti Squeal shims are in place

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EBC also. No squeal and not my first set
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I used the EBC brake pads from Beemerboneyard. I also transferred the anti-squeal shims to the new pads. Maybe I just have a bum set?
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I used the EBC brake pads from Beemerboneyard. I also transferred the anti-squeal shims to the new pads. Maybe I just have a bum set?
what pad material, carbon, sintered !!

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EBC sintered front and rear. No squeal. Assembled clean and dry, no grease. When installed years back my first impression was I did not like them. They were more noisy than the original worn out pads removed. Never a squeal but louder when braking and my thought was they would wear out the rotors faster, over thinking it for sure. The brake performance seemed normal after the break-in period.

Pad replacements for my current K1600 or its replacement will be the BMW pads. The cost difference is minimal when considering how many times they are serviced, compared to tire or oil and filter replacement cost. Happy braking.

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post #9 of 33 Old 10-07-2018, 01:36 PM
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Try brake cleaner on the discs. Use an abrasive pad (like on the back of a washing up sponge) to rub the discs with. I had a squeal after fitting EBC pads, I was told that the new material didn't like the coating left from the previous pads.

Cleaned the discs. Squeal gone.

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I use 1000 grit sand paper on the discs when I change pads.
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