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Old 04-25-2018, 07:11 AM
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Both outer pads worn the same way? Probably something with the caliper bolts, how did you service them? What lube did you use? Any damage to the bolts or bushings?
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I did not check the passenger side yet, I should have. I can do that tonight but I am suspecting that this is just the driver's side. What do you suspect could be wrong with the caliper bolts? I used anti-seize lube on all the bolts which is what I used on every other brake job I've done before. But I did not grease the bracket bolts, which I just read I should have (never had to do this in the past). The bolts/bushings seemed fine. Is there something in particular with Mercedes that I'm missing as far as servicing the bolts? Or is it possible that something was torqued down too much?

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Old 04-25-2018, 06:52 PM
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I did not check the passenger side yet, I should have. I can do that tonight but I am suspecting that this is just the driver's side. What do you suspect could be wrong with the caliper bolts? I used anti-seize lube on all the bolts which is what I used on every other brake job I've done before. But I did not grease the bracket bolts, which I just read I should have (never had to do this in the past). The bolts/bushings seemed fine. Is there something in particular with Mercedes that I'm missing as far as servicing the bolts? Or is it possible that something was torqued down too much?
The anti seize was on the threads of the bolts right? What I ment was the slider pins, what kind of lube did you on those? I've seen a paste like lube on there in the past with different vehicles that prevented the slide pins to move freely and caused excessive outer pad wear
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The anti seize was on the threads of the bolts right? What I ment was the slider pins, what kind of lube did you on those? I've seen a paste like lube on there in the past with different vehicles that prevented the slide pins to move freely and caused excessive outer pad wear
You are correct, I used anti-seize on the threaded bolts, not the sliders. I didn't even think of that because with my previous cars I've never had to do that. I checked the passenger wheel last night and it looked perfectly fine, so I'm fairly certain my issue is the slider pin(s) isn't retracting which is leaving the pad pressed against the rotor (which makes sense since it's always squealing occasionally when driving). Thanks for your insight - will be ordering all new rotors and pads to redo this the correct way.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:22 PM
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I just pulled the plug on some Akebono Euro Ultra Premiums.

My EBC Red Stuff pads are great once heated, but they take a while to heat up, and my commute leaves little room for spirited driving (as if the 250 was a sporty vehicle to begin with).

So hopefully these will give me the added bite I'm looking for.
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I just pulled the plug on some Akebono Euro Ultra Premiums.

My EBC Red Stuff pads are great once heated, but they take a while to heat up, and my commute leaves little room for spirited driving (as if the 250 was a sporty vehicle to begin with).

So hopefully these will give me the added bite I'm looking for.
Not sure how everyone else feels about them, but I had the Akebonos at first and I did not like them. They didn't have the same kind of bite that the OEM pads had. Not to say they aren't a good option that may or may not last as long if not longer, but feel-wise, I did not care for them. I went back to OEM.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:29 PM
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I'll see. I actually bought some OEMs after reading some threads here, and they were a disaster. Zero stopping power. I immediately bought some EBC reds, which have very little initial bite, unless they are warm. So unless I brake like a madman in my stop and go, 20 mph commute to work (and have everything in my trunk fling around or on my seats fall on the floor) to heat them up, they are not appropriate for my needs.

Once warm, the are fun, but that never happens. On to a third brand then.
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likely improper bedding in or improper installation.
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likely improper bedding in or improper installation.
No. I've been installing brakes on my cars for over 20 years, and I know how to install pads and bed them in.

It's just how they are. I had similar pads on my Legacy GT, but it was a car that was better suited to spirited driving. Even then, it offered better initial bite, and monstrous performance when hot. Same with my Axxis Ultimates on my Z3 and M3.
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Wow, This was a great thread. I just joined, and this is my first maintenance project.
I had MB OEM pads and sensors in the bin/cart, and in another company, the Akebono pads as discussed early, in cart.
I have Akebono in 3 other vehicles and never had problems.
Thoughts on OEM MB vs Akebono ?
I think not greasing slide pins may be cause of outside pad wear only..
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So I replaced my brakes about 1200 miles ago which is about four weeks of driving. I used akebono pads and stoptech rotors. After 1200 miles the I can still see the cross hatch machining pattern in the rotors. The wheels still look clean with no hint of brake dust. Yes, the initial bite is not as aggressive as the mercedes pads but it is also not a big deal and does not effect the way that I drive. I do not have to use excessive pressure to stop under any conditions.

To me the akebono pads are fine and I love not having dirty wheels three days after washing the car.
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Total noob question, but as I'm reading through this, I am considering my situation. I've got heavily scored front rotors at the moment, and the pads need replacing as well. Back is completely fine. But when it comes to the front, how do I know if I need to flush the brake fluid or not. I bought the car used, about 8,000 km ago, it has 120k km on it atm, so around 75k miles. The front and back brakes were marked as done at 94k km, but with that being said, I do not know what they meant. If they meant they changed just the pads, because the rotors are ****ed, it seems crazy that they would've changed the entire thing and the rotors are toast after 26k km. The numbers just don't add up.

Any advice?

I am looking to also buy them from Canadian Tire. (Am in BC, Canada)
Pads:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...p.1160850.html
Rotors:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/b...p.0168546.html

Thoughts on these?

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Total noob question, but as I'm reading through this, I am considering my situation. I've got heavily scored front rotors at the moment, and the pads need replacing as well. Back is completely fine. But when it comes to the front, how do I know if I need to flush the brake fluid or not. I bought the car used, about 8,000 km ago, it has 120k km on it atm, so around 75k miles. The front and back brakes were marked as done at 94k km, but with that being said, I do not know what they meant. If they meant they changed just the pads, because the rotors are ****ed, it seems crazy that they would've changed the entire thing and the rotors are toast after 26k km. The numbers just don't add up.

Any advice?

I am looking to also buy them from Canadian Tire. (Am in BC, Canada)
Pads:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...p.1160850.html
Rotors:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/b...p.0168546.html

Thoughts on these?

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Greetings!

I would recommend getting one of these: Motive Brake Bleeder Use it to push out all of the old fluid and replace it with fresh stuff. It should be changed out every 30,000 miles anyway. At least that's the schedule for my 2010 GLK350. It's pretty simple to do by yourself, as long as you have the equipment to put the entire car up on jack stands and remove all 4 wheels at the same time. This has been a very worthwhile investment for me, as I use it on all of my cars. You just need to get a different attachment to fit the different vehicles.

Good luck!
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I ended up purchasing a Etorx set for the job and my 2014 GLK 250 was standard metric socket. Canadian model if that makes a difference.
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