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bernard March 12th, 2002 01:28 PM

boxster S squeeky brakes
 
I just started hearing my brakes squeek, can someone advice me on how to get rid of it?

x99shark March 12th, 2002 02:13 PM

Re: boxster S squeeky brakes
 
How many miles do you have on your car (brake pads)?
I had that problem with another car before the pads were broken in and had it fixed by the dealership. They beveled the pads and the squeak went away.

Magic Mtn Dan March 12th, 2002 04:44 PM

Time to change your brake oil...
 
(just kidding - obviously) - hey, didja hear the one about the guy that changed the air in his tires?

Anyway, one of the things that Porsche is known for is telling P-car owners that the brakes tend to squeal. I know that when I'm driving my car harder than other times the right rear brake will begin to squeal slightly. It goes away once the brakes get less use (cool down?).


http://www.coastclassiccars.com/109c1500.jpg

bernard March 13th, 2002 10:33 AM

Re: Time to change your brake oil...
 
Thanks the reply x99 and that was funny MMD.
I rarely drive it that much and I only have 15K on it.
When I look at all the brakes I don't see any obvious scrapes on the discs. I suppose I get carried away sometimes and tend to abuse my brakes.
Any quick way of telling of the pads are worn out?

Boxster Spice March 13th, 2002 11:28 AM

That pic reminds me of the Far Side toon
 
about the Prehistoric kids playing "barrow". One kid is holding the feet of another kid whose face is plowing into the ground.

Other great spoofs on prehistoric games include "rock". "1-2-3, rock. Dang, tied again." tee hee.

Tool Pants March 13th, 2002 12:02 PM

Re: Time to change your brake oil...
 
If the pads are worn so much that they need to be replaced the sensor would have come on. 15k miles is not much for a street car. I have 37k on my '97 pads and there is more left.

To check what is left take off the wheel and look at the pads. It is easy to see how much friction material is left. Or, stop by a Babblers get-to-gether and we will show you how to do it.

Jeff


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