Re: S-Type R Brembo Brakes Squeal
Thanks for the info. I only have 10K miles with about 75% of the pads
remaining. Never had any brake work. It's always squealed. I may take it
to a specialist to do what you mentioned. I must say, however, despite the
squeal this is one nice car.
"webserve" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> You have learned lesson number 1 about Jag dealers -- they don't know
> what they are talking about.
> I am not particularly familiar with the S-Type, but I am familiar with
> and brakes and Brembos. I have 3 Jags and two of them run Brembo rotors
> pads. I also have a friend with a 2001 XJR with the Brembo brake system
> it does not squeal. Squealing of brakes is caused by a vibration of the
> against the rotor. It is a common occurrence.
> Quality brake pads come with thin metal plates that are called shims that
> between the pad and the piston in the caliper. In most cases, a sealant
> used between the surface of the shim and the pad itself to absorb the
> vibration and eliminate the noise. Most after market auto parts stores
> carry this sealant. In my own particular case, I simply use silicone
> sealant like you would use it seal a bathroom sink -- but with higher heat
> properties. This eliminates the vibration to the point the squealing goes
> When the service guy at the Jag dealership sprayed on the compound, he was
> simply doing it to make you go away. As you are aware, as soon as the
> compound dried and wore off -- the sequel returned. Squealing has been a
> common problem with common solutions for 40+ years -- since the
> use of disk brakes. Most cars have disk brakes. Stand in a parking lot
> listen to see how many cars squeal as they brake.
> At some point, there must have been work done to the front brakes of your
> S-Type. Apparently, who ever did this work, forgot to replace the shims
> forgot to use the anti-squeal compound on the shims/pads. If you have NOT
> had work done on the front brakes of this car, then the chances are --
> need to. Squealing is sometimes a method of letting the driver know the
> pads are getting low.
> Now you know why I have 3 Jaguars and not one of them has ever darkened
> service bay of the local dealership.
> "mdp" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Have an 2003 S-Type R. Wonderful car except for one thing. Light
>> causes a fairly loud squeal. Dealer said it's common with Brembo brakes
>> applied a compound (spray I think) which worked but for only a few days.
>> Anyone know of a better more permanent solution?