Hi all, I have noticed that my brakes on my 156 sportwagon are not the best, they make a sort of grinding noise when braking from low speed or with light pedal pressure and seem to fade quickly when braking from speed.
So I had a look today and think I may have spotted the issue, as can be seen on the pictures the pads and disks are good, infact the pads look almost new. However it looks to me that the new pads have been fitted to old disks, and whoever fitted them did not file a taper on the pads, if you look in the pictures they seem to kiss the disk as it spins.
The disk makes the noise when turning it by hand also.
So my questions are, would you agree the pads need filing? I cleaned the disk with electrical contact spray (degreaser) but typically could not service the disks as I don't have a 7mm allen socket
I want to take the calipers off, remove the pads and file a taper on them, then clean up the pad guides and piston slides ect.
Would that sort the issue? can't think what else it would be?
While I was at it I lubed up all the bushes, is it me or does the lower wishbone arm look fairly recent?