the existing pads have been in a while and now i've noticed a squeaky noise when I pull away from standstill I cant notice any brake binding , and it goes if I touch the brake.But 1 side's disc gets alot hotter and has alot more brake dust.Was hoping that if I changed the pads 4 new ones the piston will have to go right back in and this may help????
It sounds like a little brake binding, mcenroe. The brake pads themselves may be tight in the carriers and cause the slight drag. Alternatively, ensure both the caliper slide pins are free and well lubricated. Other than that, the actual piston on the caliper may be tight. To check the piston, push it back into the caliper with some very wide jaw pliers of something similar. If it is tight, try it with the bleed screw open, as the inside of the brake hose can collapse at the crimped joints. This can actually restrict brake fluid flow to the point where it seems like the piston in the caliper is seized. Therefore, if the piston retracts easlily with the bleed screw open, then it's the hose.
If you really need performance pads, I think that the ds2500 superseed the ds2000 pads. I tried the ds2000s in a previous Giulietta and found them to be a good compromise. The ds2500 should be even better.
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