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Old 1st February 2007, 09:43   #1
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Question Squeaky disc brakes on 1.8TPI?

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My car is a 1.8TPI Skoda, so it has all 4 disc brakes. My question is , sometimes there is squeaking noise when I apply the brakes...? I have tried using WD40 sometimes on 2 discs at a time(either front or rear) and this seems to put the problem away for a week to ten days but then it returns....
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Old 1st February 2007, 10:42   #2
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Get your Brake Drum cleaned professionally as it might have gathered dust over long use.
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Old 1st February 2007, 10:54   #3
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i may be mistaken but i think only the rs has all 4 didcs.. the tpi rider has discs only in front. at least that was what was written in the brochure.
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have tried using WD40 sometimes on 2 discs at a time
Please do not do that! Adding a lubricant onto the actual brake discs is NOT the best way to get your car to stop!

I assume that you ar is relatively new? How many km's has it done? Skoda OE pads usually get fried within 25-30,000 km's, and the sounds could be the wear indicators coming into contact with the discs. However, as you said that this is an intermittent problem, I don't think it could be a case of pads wearing out.

Another possibility could be the actual material of the pad itself. Some pads are noisier than others. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 1st February 2007, 11:13   #5
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Lightbulb thanks....

Hi,
1. Yes I am sure it has all disc, and no drums. Maybe now one gets drums, but mine has all discs, for sure.
2. WD40, was tried once, and one week on the front and once at the back...wont do it again thanks.
3. The car has only done about 16,000 kms, so i dont think that break pads are woen out, and I usually dont ever need to break hard.
4. Any other RS or TPI drives face this? if so then I can be rest assured it is the material...
the noise is not loud but its annoying when you want to sneak up on people.....

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Squeal is due to pads vibrating with the piston cyliner and brake disc while in action. You need to coat the rear of the brakes pads with a little of type of grease called copper slip/ copper grease. Don't put too much for obvious reasons. Some vvehicles have a small shim fitted between the pad and pistons.

Another cause could be plenty of brake dust
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Can you elaborate a bit more on this process...?
think I might need to do this....
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@ nanu28 - I face the same problem in my 1.8TPi. The service centre guys said its due to dust/grime accumulation on the discs. The squeaks stop after using the brakes for a bit. But it again happens everyday when I first start driving her
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I have Skoda 1.9 TDI....just done 9700 kms...when the car is moved out in the mornings or lyin idle after 2-3 hrs at low speeds there is brake squeal...Pointed this out 3-4 times to the dealership, they say its peculiar to all octavia's and comes from the front disc's...(the 1.9 TDI has a Disc/Drum combo)... all they do is clean any dust, but the noise will be back next morning.....
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