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    Hi guys,

    Been that long since ive done them i cant remember! Anyway, ive fitted new discs & pads to my vectra this evening. Standard 285mm replacements and brand new pads... cant be bothered with upgrading at the min!

    Anyway, ive done them all proper, copper greased, bled etc.... been out for a drive, the work lovely (no heavy braking!) But they sound a little gritty and rough? You can hear faint hiss from them when driving!

    Ive jacked it up when i got home, and spun the wheels, they free wheel fine, but they are making a faint rubbing noise between the discs & pads.... it must be hardly anything, but its got a right pitch to it!!

    Is this normal on brand new discs until ran in properly?? Am i being impatient?

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    Yep expensive brake pads dont..but lower quality ones you need to give a certain amount of miles normally 500 to wear in before the stop squeking etc and then they have serious stopping power

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCD View Post
    Hi guys,

    Been that long since ive done them i cant remember! Anyway, ive fitted new discs & pads to my vectra this evening. Standard 285mm replacements and brand new pads... cant be bothered with upgrading at the min!

    Anyway, ive done them all proper, copper greased, bled etc.... been out for a drive, the work lovely (no heavy braking!) But they sound a little gritty and rough? You can hear faint hiss from them when driving!

    Ive jacked it up when i got home, and spun the wheels, they free wheel fine, but they are making a faint rubbing noise between the discs & pads.... it must be hardly anything, but its got a right pitch to it!!

    Is this normal on brand new discs until ran in properly?? Am i being impatient?

    Cheers guys!

    Mike

    Sounds like they just need a few more miles to bed them in properly mate

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    Hmmmm thanks guys! I thought as much!

    I had AP 4 pots on the old vectra, so they were alway quite and amazing! But his car is supposed to be a few years quite mileage until i get a toy So im not use to these over the counter discs and pads... oh well, see how it goes!

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    Ah!

    Well sound got worse today! High pitch at speed...

    The culprit? Them silly thin dust guards touching back of disc! So pulled them back a bit... All fine!

    So there's a tip to anyone doing disc! Check the guard clearance!

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    Glad to hear you sorted it

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    Always best to rotate the disc a few times to see if there is anuthing catching, before you put the wheel back on. Glad you sorted it out though.

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    My new back pads have a little high pitched noise when you first brake, then it goes after a few more presses in that cycle, hoping this will fade once bedded in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Always best to rotate the disc a few times to see if there is anuthing catching, before you put the wheel back on. Glad you sorted it out though.
    Did that... nothing catching when cold! Must be a slight bit of expansion when warm!

    They were quite rigid, so i certainly hadnt knocked them, so i confused as i guess from new they must have done it.. or the disc was minutely different??

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