[Healeys] brake squeal

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Wed May 6 23:26:03 MDT 2015

Brake squeal is mysterious; no hard-and-fast causes and solutions. 
Supposedly, it's due to 'vibration;' I think it's due to evil spirits in 
the pads and rotors.  Will say I have never had it on my BJ8 with a 
couple different sets of rotors and pads; it appears the shims do the job.

There is a specific procedure for breaking in new pads; it consists of 
hard stops from increasing speeds with a cooling-off period in between.  
You might try that to see what happens.


On 5/6/2015 7:47 PM, healeymanjim wrote:
> took the barn find for a long enough run yesterday to heat up the brakes and they began to really squeal.  have new pads, the softest they had, and they had a small sticky pad on the back of the metal so I made the assumption that they were the shims.  after I pulled the pads and put on that brake anti-squeal and did another run I swear it was louder.  do I need the little metal shims like on the bj8.  they have only a few miles on them, so the pads may have to wear in, but how long should it take.  since the rotors sat for 25 years, could it be the problem?  TIA for any help.
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