Register My Garage Arcade V.I.P Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read
Go Back   my6thgen.org - Maxima Forum > my6thgen.org - Very Useful Information > Ask Your Technical & General Questions > Suspension, Handling & Brakes

Reply
ExclamationThis thread is more than 150+ days old. If you still feel it is necessary to bump this thread, you have the permission to do so. Please click the checkbox below and post your reply.
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2012, 01:12 PM   Thread Starter #1
Official Member
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
chromey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Official Member #: 39
Last Online: 12-12-2012 05:34 PM
Location: in your driveway, jackin' yo wheels!
Posts: 184

Reputation Level: 10
chromey is an unknown quantity at this point

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Default Embarrassing Brake Squeal

I've been running drilled/slotted Alien Rotors for 1 year now, with Wagner ThermoQuiets. As of lately the noise is unbearable, it sounds like a city bus. There is still half of pad life remaining. Its so loud, its embarrassing to stop. Is it the rotors? The surface of the rotors are still smooth, there are lines on it but still smooth. My friend is insisting that the rotor quality is cheap, but I know that cant be the case, can it?

What can it be?
__________________
DON'T BLOCK THE COCK........ FINE +2 POINTS
Click the image to open in full size.
You Mad? Org
chromey is offline   Send a private message to chromey Find more posts by chromey Add chromey to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 06-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
Senior Moderator
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
Chemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Official Member #: 140
Last Online: 10-04-2014 01:46 PM
Location: SATX
Posts: 11,313

Reputation Level: 51
Chemax has a spectacular aura aboutChemax has a spectacular aura about

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

My Awards:
Supporting Family Member  


/ Point Value: 10

Active Member  


/ Point Value: 5

Default Re: Embarrassing Brake Squeal

Maybe you have a buildup of glaze/debris and it's not coming loose.

I believe there is a cleaner you can use directly on the rotor & pad without removing the wheels, etc. I have not used it but one of my buddies mentioned something about it. Might be worth it to find one and see if it'll clean out the noisy layer.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
We all have different ways of coping - I use sex and awesomeness.

mmm.... chorizo
-csiepka
Chemax is offline   Send a private message to Chemax Find more posts by Chemax Add Chemax to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 06-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
Official Sweet Action 6.5gen
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
Nismo4Life07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Official Member #: 117
Last Online: 05-19-2016 03:25 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 11,156

Reputation Level: 66
Nismo4Life07 is a jewel in the roughNismo4Life07 is a jewel in the roughNismo4Life07 is a jewel in the roughNismo4Life07 is a jewel in the rough

Participation Level: 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%

My Awards:
Official Ride  


/ Point Value: 10

Supporting Family Member  


/ Point Value: 10

Honorable Ride  


/ Point Value: 5

Active Member  


/ Point Value: 5

Honorable Ride  


/ Point Value: 5

Visit Nismo4Life07's Facebook Visit Nismo4Life07's PS3 Profile Visit Nismo4Life07's YouTube
Default Re: Embarrassing Brake Squeal

Originally Posted by Chemax View Post
Maybe you have a buildup of glaze/debris and it's not coming loose.

I believe there is a cleaner you can use directly on the rotor & pad without removing the wheels, etc. I have not used it but one of my buddies mentioned something about it. Might be worth it to find one and see if it'll clean out the noisy layer.
i would love to know more about this option.... please explain.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Nismo4Life07 is offline   Send a private message to Nismo4Life07 Find more posts by Nismo4Life07 Add Nismo4Life07 to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 06-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
Senior Moderator
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
Chemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Official Member #: 140
Last Online: 10-04-2014 01:46 PM
Location: SATX
Posts: 11,313

Reputation Level: 51
Chemax has a spectacular aura aboutChemax has a spectacular aura about

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

My Awards:
Supporting Family Member  


/ Point Value: 10

Active Member  


/ Point Value: 5

Default Re: Embarrassing Brake Squeal

Originally Posted by Nismo4Life07 View Post


i would love to know more about this option.... please explain.
My good buddy/coworker is an older car guy. He helped me with my brakes. He said that non-heavy braking can build up thus sort of glaze & squeal. He mentioned a product, not a brake cleaner, that you can spray on to loosen up and remove the debris. I'll find out what it is and post it up as soon as I can. I think he said O'Reilly's carries it.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
We all have different ways of coping - I use sex and awesomeness.

mmm.... chorizo
-csiepka
Chemax is offline   Send a private message to Chemax Find more posts by Chemax Add Chemax to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 06-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
Official Sweet Action 6.5gen
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
Nismo4Life07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Official Member #: 117
Last Online: 05-19-2016 03:25 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 11,156

Reputation Level: 66
Nismo4Life07 is a jewel in the roughNismo4Life07 is a jewel in the roughNismo4Life07 is a jewel in the roughNismo4Life07 is a jewel in the rough

Participation Level: 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%

My Awards:
Official Ride  


/ Point Value: 10

Supporting Family Member  


/ Point Value: 10

Honorable Ride  


/ Point Value: 5

Active Member  


/ Point Value: 5

Honorable Ride  


/ Point Value: 5

Visit Nismo4Life07's Facebook Visit Nismo4Life07's PS3 Profile Visit Nismo4Life07's YouTube
Default Re: Embarrassing Brake Squeal

awesome thanks!
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Nismo4Life07 is offline   Send a private message to Nismo4Life07 Find more posts by Nismo4Life07 Add Nismo4Life07 to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Old 06-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
Official Member
my6thgen.org Profile Info.
 
Cheeto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Official Member #: 556
Last Online: 08-29-2012 08:59 PM
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 434

Reputation Level: 10
Cheeto is an unknown quantity at this point

Participation Level: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Default Re: Embarrassing Brake Squeal

Pull the caliper and make sure the pins aren't seized up. Sometimes the rubber sleeves that go over the end of the pin swell if the grease dries up or you use the wrong grease.
__________________
Cheeto is offline   Send a private message to Cheeto Find more posts by Cheeto Add Cheeto to Your Friends list Reply With Quote top
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Members And 1 Guests)
 
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 PM.