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Freelander 1 Brake pads

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by S1monm, Nov 30, 2016.

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  1. S1monm

    S1monm Active Member

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    Evening all. Since buying my latest FL I've had all sorts of braking issues. Main one was the incessant squealing driving me mad. As it had new discs and pads before I bought it I paid attention to the calipers. One was new and the other original. Upon investigation it seems the previous owner did a lot to the front brakes but didn't bother getting the slider pins replaced, one was seized...

    I duly replaced them and for a few 100 miles all was good. Then the awful grinding sound started every time I braked, followed shortly by almost total brake failure after a long steep hill. Generally braking was crap!

    Replaced for Brembo pads and all is calm in the world again!

    Moral of the story is don't skimp on these things, the difference between the Brembos and some cheap crap from ECP was 14 quid!
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    yu sure it werent the wife?
     
  3. S1monm

    S1monm Active Member

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    I've got three kids mate, those days have long gone ;)
     
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    Joe_H Well-Known Member

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    wot ? - you mean after 3 kids you got rid of her ! :eek:
    Sound thinking dude... :D

    A for squealing brakes - usually a bit of copper-slip or brake grease on the shim or pad slider is all it needs - squealing is 99% of the time NOT due to pad type.
     
  5. S1monm

    S1monm Active Member

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    Nothing quite that drastic Joe, although some days...

    I'd agree with your comments but on this occasion it was crap pads, they were breaking up and scoring the discs.
     
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