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Re: Help! Brakes sqeaking!

>Hairy green toads from Mars made RickBSE@aol.com say:
>> My dealer told me the incessant squeaking of the brakes in my 1989 100E is a
>> result of the industry removing asbestos from brake pads several years ago
>> and the recommended solution is to put up with it.
>> I do not like that answer, but several other people have confirmed this
>> hypothesis, in that, in the last few years they have had squeaky brakes.
>Not true.
>I have an '89 100Q, and Angela has a '90 90Q20V. Neither of them
>has squeaky brakes. When mine did two years ago, I replaced the pads
>with something good (Repco Deluxe Organic) and no more squeak.
>No more brake dust, either.
>There is no excuse for squeaky brakes. Either they are cheap-shit
>pads, they were incorrectly installed, or they are worn too far down.
I think this is as incorrect as the original statement.  Would you classify
the apparently squeeky Cool Carbons as cheap-shit brakes?

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL