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Re: Front brake squeal

Larry Smeins wrote:

> After the bad words about Repco pads that I've seen on this list I have
> to ask: Are you attributing the squeal to Repco pads or are you
> recommending Repcos to stop the squeal?  I started using Repcos many
> years ago because they had a reputation for not squealing.  I think
> Repco guarantees no squeal if installed on new or freshly turned rotors.
> I've been happy with my Repcos with my relatively sedate driving.

I use Deluxes on my both cars, and soon - on the A4, for street driving. Like I 
said before, they are pretty decent in this application and they hardly produce 
any dust at all. The best part is that the  dust that they do produce is white 
and does not bake agressively into the alloy wheels.

However I did notice one thing. The previous set of Deluxes that my 200 wore out, 
was made by the original Repco (must have been the last batch). They were 
absolutely quiet.
The current set of Deluxes that the same car wears now, was marketed under the 
new name (PBR) and they do squeel slightly.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order...again. For the third time and counting.
Philadelphia, PA