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Old Yesterday, 05:03 PM   #1
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Squeaky brakes

ok so when I first got my 330 I replaced front pads and rotors and rear pads. I used Duralast parts from autozone. From the very beginning they have squeaked and I can't take it anymore. I only notice it at slow speads such as slowing down to stop sign. If I apply a lot of brake I don't hear it. I pulled the wheels and there is a tiny groove on passenger rotor and driver rotor still looks like new. I've read that there is a grease that should be applied to caliper bracket to prevent squeaking. What is everyone's take. Is it like the cheap aftermarket pads or something else at play here? The only thing I can think is to start replacing parts with oem but that could get expensive.

p.s. I'm at 10,000 post pad replacement

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Old Yesterday, 05:11 PM   #2
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Did you break your brake pads in like you are supposed to? Google breaking in brakes bmw you'll probably get some good tips, also there are different type of basically adhesives (spray glue basically) that you apply to the brackets that do stop some of the chatter from your brake pads, but in a few days it'd probably return. Best way to stop your brakes from making crappy unwanted noises is to break them in properly.
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Old Yesterday, 06:26 PM   #3
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Did you break your brake pads in like you are supposed to? Google breaking in brakes bmw you'll probably get some good tips, also there are different type of basically adhesives (spray glue basically) that you apply to the brackets that do stop some of the chatter from your brake pads, but in a few days it'd probably return. Best way to stop your brakes from making crappy unwanted noises is to break them in properly.
I've never heard of this and never had to do this on any other vehicle and I've done a lot of brake jobs. I'm thinking I might just start with replacing pads on front then rotors then same in rear.
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you've never heard of breaking in your brakes? could possibly explain the squeaking then
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM   #6
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Did you put damping grease on the BACK of the pads?
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM   #8
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ok so when I first got my 330 I replaced front pads and rotors and rear pads. I used Duralast parts from autozone. From the very beginning they have squeaked and I can't take it anymore. I only notice it at slow speads such as slowing down to stop sign. If I apply a lot of brake I don't hear it. I pulled the wheels and there is a tiny groove on passenger rotor and driver rotor still looks like new. I've read that there is a grease that should be applied to caliper bracket to prevent squeaking. What is everyone's take. Is it like the cheap aftermarket pads or something else at play here? The only thing I can think is to start replacing parts with oem but that could get expensive.

p.s. I'm at 10,000 post pad replacement
My 330 did the same thing, i took some wheel cleaner and sprayed the rotors and the caliper while cleaning my rims and the squeaking went away.
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