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Re: Brake problem (archive)

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Posted by SC on April 10, 1999 at 13:07:08:

In Reply to: Brake problem posted by Greg on April 09, 1999 at 20:35:56:

I think what you described is the typical response from Repco brake pads. We put similar combo (4 ATE rotors and 4 Repco pads ordered from Bavarian Auto) on our 325e, worked great initially but became mushy and soft after 2 months. I think the ATE disc itself is fine, but the Repco pads are not. If my memory serves correctly, I think the same "symptom" had been described by others on this board before. I remembered there were some good experiences and suggestions of using metalmaster pads instead of Repco but I think it will also wear out the rotors a little bit faster???

So when it came to our 525i, we went for the BMW parts - there is definitely a lot of the brake dusts. Others might have different opinion but the braking ability with BMW pads, IMHO, is way far superior.

Hope this helps! :-)

: I recently had ATE racing blue fluid put in my car and the brakes worked great. Now I've had a reputable shop install the Ate power discs in the front and new stock discs in the back with Repco pads. After about 1,000 miles the brakes are very very mushy, almost dangerous in hard braking. I plan on taking it back to the shop but does anybody have any ideas?

: Thank in advance,
: Greg
: 540ia

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