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Old 08-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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BMW brakes need grease?

Could anyone tell me if I need to freeze up my BMW brake pads I want to install. I recently got the BMW brakes because the aftermarket brakes I put on kept squealing on those I had to put grease. I'm wondering if I have to do the same for the original BMW pads I have a 05 325xi thanks


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Old 08-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Yes you need to use anti-squeal grease on any pads you put on your car, if that's your question. It's kinda hard to tell.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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TIS instructs the use of high-temp anti-squeal compound used on the pad shim and pad bracket areas where pad slides in the caliper.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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Could anyone tell me if I need to freeze up my BMW brake pads I want to install. I recently got the BMW brakes because the aftermarket brakes I put on kept squealing on those I had to put grease. I'm wondering if I have to do the same for the original BMW pads I have a 05 325xi thanks


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Brake-pad paste

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Yep that's what I meant.. Where could I find that grease what's the name of it ? I see you gave me the part number? Where could I enter that in


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Doesn't need to be BMW.

Look for high temp ceramic brake grease by Permatex. Comes in purple packets. Find it at your local auto parts store.
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Does BMW make one?


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probably. but it's also probably rebadged by permatex.
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Permatex high temp brake grease - amazon

This stuff is GOOD. trust me.
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I used this when I did mine,

Autozone CRC RED

Apply plenty of 'em. be careful about what you wear during the brake job, this dosen't go once they stick to your clothes, ask me how I know
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Apply plenty of 'em. be careful about what you wear during the brake job, this dosen't go once they stick to your clothes, ask me how I know
That stuff is horrible. It isn't grease. It's a thick sticky mess that turns to rubber. Ineffective and unnecessary.
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BTW I doubt its called grease! the grease would be used for guide pins in the caliper, squeaking needs some kind of antisqueak high temp resistant stuff
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BTW I doubt its called grease! the grease would be used for guide pins in the caliper, squeaking needs some kind of antisqueak high temp resistant stuff
No. Grease is NOT to be used on the caliper guide pins. Please stop giving advice.
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That stuff is horrible. It isn't grease. It's a thick sticky mess that turns to rubber. Ineffective and unnecessary.
I know its too messy, but I thought this thing turning into rubber like compund is what absorbs sqeaks? no?
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I know its too messy, but I thought this thing turning into rubber like compund is what absorbs sqeaks? no?
I tried it before. It made it worse!
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I've used the CRC stuff on both rear and fronts, no squeeking. Only on the back of the pads, where the pads slide into the caliper, I used brake grease.
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No. Grease is NOT to be used on the caliper guide pins. Please stop giving advice.
Well I should have specified, greasing isn't recommended on BMWs(so far what I have read of forums).

And that was not an advice Mango that was a sincere doubt I have , because that's what I understood even from the product description on amazon

"Suggested applications include disc brake caliper hardware, pistons, brushings, rubber sleeves and seals"

For pads (that's what OP mentioned he bought new) I thought CRC like compound would help better.

Again not an adivce just my doubts and views
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