B8 Brake debris

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BruceABZ
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B8 Brake debris

Post by BruceABZ » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi guys, Last month I drove from Aberdeen down to Edinburgh, 130 miles. At the end of the journey the Brakes were sounding like they were down to the Metal. at 5,000 miles! It has been cold and the gritters had been out. It was dark when I left the car, but when I returned a week later I looked at the brakes, The Pads were all good with plenty of life, but the discs looked rutted, (Grooved). It looked as if there had been grit sitting on the brakes whilst driving. On my return to Aberdeen the braking got quieter again. but subsequently each morning the brakes were initially sounding rough, until I had done another couple of hundred miles. The discs are now looking better again, but was wondering if I had been unlucky, or whether the pads are poorly designed. There looks like a bevelled edge leading into the contact area of the pads. Maybe there had been a small stone on it. Thoughts?

BruceABZ
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Re: B8 Brake debris

Post by BruceABZ » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:45 pm

Speaking to the garage today, they said that the bevelled edge is to stop brake noise. Pity they still sound poo when first into the car. Still not happy with brake performance.
Has anybody got thoughts on aftermarket brakes? Any recommendations?

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Re: B8 Brake debris

Post by Gazwould » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:52 pm

EBC Redstuff pads .
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Re: B8 Brake debris

Post by gtijames » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:58 pm

Has the car currently got genuine or aftermarket pads fitted?

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Re: B8 Brake debris

Post by BruceABZ » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:21 am

Currently VW standard parts

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