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Picked up my new white R35 black edition a few months ago, what an absolute beast it is! Except now I hardly enjoy driving it.

Brakes began to squeak immeadiately after around 40miles and got even worse at a couple hundred miles. They were really making a heap of noise when they were cool and calmed down a bit when they warmed.

Now the noise is hurrendeous. It's fine for the first bit but after 10 minutes of town driving the noise is like a 30 year old double decker bus. Folk all turn to see what the noise is and it's really getting on my tits now. I got told it was because they don't use asbestos anymore and more metal in the compond by the guy at the nissan garage.

I've spoken to a couple other R35 owners and none of their brakes squeak. I feel a bit bummed if I'm goin to have to go to the trouble of forking out for new discs/ pads considering i've already blown over £60k. Has anyone had this problem and what did the garage/nissan say if anything? My dealership doesn't want to know and dismisses it as a characteristic of some GTRs.

I'd usually sell a car over something like that then getting fobbed off, but it's by far the best car I've ever driven otherwise.
 

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How hard do your brake? Might help if you did a few high speed heavy brakes (where safe, obviously!) to even out pad deposition.

A good brake specialist might be able to put some ceramic paste on the back side of the pads too. That can dampen down the high frequency vibrations that we hear as squeal.

Mine are normally completely silent, hence why I'm keen to find a race pad that keep it that way!
BTW, EBC Yellow Stuff pads are very quiet if all else fails. (What I'm using now.)
 

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How hard do your brake? Might help if you did a few high speed heavy brakes (where safe, obviously!) to even out pad deposition.

A good brake specialist might be able to put some ceramic paste on the back side of the pads too. That can dampen down the high frequency vibrations that we hear as squeal.

Mine are normally completely silent, hence why I'm keen to find a race pad that keep it that way!
BTW, EBC Yellow Stuff pads are very quiet if all else fails. (What I'm using now.)
Cheers Dave.
I'm talking just milling around town driving. Light braking at low speed is the only time it makes noise, but christ, it makes heaps of noise!
I'm goin to try my luck again at it's next service in September, if I get no where I'm going to replace the pads :(
 

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Cheers Dave.
I'm talking just milling around town driving. Light braking at low speed is the only time it makes noise, but christ, it makes heaps of noise!
I'm goin to try my luck again at it's next service in September, if I get no where I'm going to replace the pads :(
In the meantime try a few hard high speed stops (where it's safe of course) and see if that helps.

It might even out the pad deposits on your discs.
 

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David is right.
Mine used to squeal when it was new, but has now stopped making any noise at all. Pads just need a bit of a hard time to bed in properly.
 

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Mine seemed to squeal a lot in the first few months of ownership. Did some high speed stops as david suggested, 70mph brake hard until virtual standsill accelerate to 70mph and repeat a few more times. You are trying to generate a lot of heat in the pads and rotors by doing this, so doing it once or twice may not be sufficient.

Sounds easier than it is, trying to do this on a public road is not very easy. I took mine for a late night drive.

Cant remember the last time i heard my brakes squeak to be honest.

P.S. Cool the brakes down before parking up.
 

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the squeeks happen when you gently press the brake. it happens when the pad is dragging on the rotor, just before contact. i had the same problem with my r33 gtr race pads. just brake like a man and don't let the pads drag on the rotor.
 

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Mine started this at an early age. I just used copper grease on pad backs and the big spring over the pads where it touches either pads or pins. Had no problems since.
However i am now running AP J grooved discs and endless pads, no squeal and really pulls up very well. Sooner your rid of the rubbish and crazy expensive stock discs the better.
Nissan use AP in the GT500 series, 1/3 of the price.
 
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