Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 295
Send a message via Yahoo to TimAustinW
More brake woes

Hey Guys,

So a few months ago I replaced all four rotors and brake pads. My brakes still squeal and I am at the end of my rope. Braking hard (italian breakjob) does not work or doesn't last for long. There is no pattern to the problem. It doesn't matter if the car was recently cleaned or if it's filthy (which is rare). It kinda pisses me off considering these are supposed to be some of the best brakes you can get. I won't accept my mechanics answer of "Just turn your stereo up"

If I am driving next to a wall or anything that will reflect the sound I can hear the rear pads making contact even without pressing the brake pedal. Any ideas? I'm using the Mintex red box pads and new R1 Concepts rotors.

Thanks,

TimW

__________________
TimAustinW
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ignature-1.jpg
02 Seal Grey, NHP Headers w/ Highflow Cats/2ndary Bypass Pipes, smoked side markers/3rd brake light, exterior match interior trim, 986 Lloyds Mats, 986 deck lid emblem, arctic silver intake grills, ipod link, painted calipers, Glass Window Robbins Top with defroster kit, Bose Sound System, Leather lower door panels, Console Lid w embroidered crest; Stainless door sills; Painted Bumperettes; Custom Hood Crest
TimAustinW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Marin, CA
Posts: 36
I was getting some narly squeal from my front pads which at the time were stock. The pads had plenty of life left on them, but the squeal was driving me crazy!!! So I switched to the Hawk HPS pads and my brakes have been silent since. Don't know if it works for everyone but it worked for me.

Last edited by achillian; 02-17-2009 at 12:54 PM.
achillian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
try this:
http://www.************************************************************/product.asp?pf_id=P910821&dept_id=4218

worked for me
__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 11:14 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Lil bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
File the leading edge of each pad about 45 degrees so you don't have a 90 degree edge with the disc.

Get some brake cleaner and clean all the discs. Take some #40 sandpaper and with a block of wood, lightly sand each disc directionally until it's scored, wipe again with brake cleaner to remove any possible grit.

After, you'll need to re-bed the pads. That'll cure it.

__________________
1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
1976 BMW 2002
1990 BMW 325is
1999 Porsche Boxster
(gone, but not forgotten)
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...smiley-003.gif

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!

Last edited by Lil bastard; 02-17-2009 at 11:17 AM.
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page