Mintex red box pads for G60 brakes

Phil Rose pjrose at
Wed Jul 24 18:42:19 EDT 2002

At 4:18 PM -0400 7/24/02, Ingo D. Rautenberg wrote:
>Phil writes:
>"I went over to a local parts supply place
>and looked at their Mintex pads  specified for 91 CQ. These are
>indeed exactly the same size as my old pads, except they don't have
>those heavy (anti-squeal) "wire" that screws into the outer-pads'
>backing plate. The Mintex pads specified for '93 S4 were _also_ the
>right size--and  those did have that anti-squeal device (however were
>about 70% more expensive.) I bought the cheaper version ($45), but I
>suspect they might squeal like hell.
>Any BTDTs about that (squeal) aspect? I have a can of a "Brake Quiet"
>spray that I will apply to the backing in the hope of suppressing
>I always keep the anti-squeel wire keeper and screws from the old pads and
>transfer them to the new ones.  Or are we talking about something else?

With the Mintex pads I just bought--there aren't any holes provided
for those screws. Just for kicks this afternoon I tried to remove the
screws from my old pads (penetrating oil and impact wrench) but no
success yet.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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