i've been told that the noise is due to the removal of asbestos from the compound?Try a couple of panic stops from reasonable speed (60 mph or so), without other cars behind you
Usually helps for some time .....
3M have a special stick-on backing that seems to work well........Has anyone had a good solution? I've gone down the copper slip route and is normally ok for a bit but then returns.
Just don't change to oem brembo with the sole aim of stopping squealing... You may be disappointedMine have started squeaking a lot more recently. Checked the pads and plenty of pad left. It is quite embarrassing really as you just know people are thinking 'typical alfa' but I'm just going to put up with it and change to Brembo discs and pads eventually. May well strip them and apply some copper slip in the mean time once I've finished moving house!
As long as they work, which they certainly do, not worth worrying about. Many high performance brakes squeal.
It needs to be applied to the parts of the pad that slide on the caliper & piston.How hard is it to get at the back surface of the pads to apply new copper slip? Do you have to take them all apart?
Whip the wheel off, then use a small drift to remove the two pad retaining pins....they come out from the backside of the caliper. Now the retaining spring will pop off, and lastly drift out the right angled pad shim between the top of the pad and the caliper. Give everything a good clean with brake cleaner and a stiff wire brush for the really stubborn pad debris. Apply a little coppaslip to the back of the pads where they meet the piston, and also the top and bottom of the pad where they slide on the caliper/carrier. Do the same with the retaining pins.How hard is it to get at the back surface of the pads to apply new copper slip? Do you have to take them all apart?