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Hi, does anyone know what kind of brake pads I should purchase?:) 300SD
 

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I tend to go with the softer compounds. They are messier, with more dust on the wheels that needs to be washed away, but I like the way they perform. Lately I have been going with the Pagids, but I suppose you could use Textars too if you wanted.

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If you don't mind dust and Like that initial bite, standard organics are great. If you HATE dust, and don't mind about 90% of the inital bite, ceramics are A OK.

If you want the end all be all, Portorfield R4S's on the street are my pad of choice, but yer diesel likely won't utilize them quite like I do;-)

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I just purchased a set of MB brake pads from Mercedes in Brooklyn. does any one know what they are made of part #a 005 420 45 20 I know this is not a big deal. i am curious what they are made of are they considered soft?
 

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they are organic...they will likely be Pagids/Textars or Jurid. Haven't seen any ATE's come over from them in a While.

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Mercedes only recommendeds their soft pads for the reason you can still stop the car reasonably well with soft pads if the power assist fails.
 

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Did the brakes the other day. They grip so much better.
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any opinions on ebc brakes
 

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EBC green stuff are the pads of choice on UK MB forums. Another option (before i heard of EBC i bought these) is Black diamond predator pads. Love these, stop goood, so much less dust than the usual standard pads. That dust really pissed me off, so much of it! Not much of a problem now.
Another bonus is they work pretty much the same when cold, which for some reason my standard ones didnt.
 

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My brake light comes on and off even when I am not braking. The sensors ( the little wire covered in plastic you insert into the metal part of the brake pad) on the front brakes were a little freyed in one place I did not have a new one when I replaced the pads I straighten the wire and put it back. could this be the reason for the flickering orange brade light ?
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Glad you didn't get what I did..Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads. They brake great, but there ain't nothing 'quiet' about these things..squeels like the guy in Deliverance when cold..lol.
 

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Wager..? Really? Those are likely sintered pads, WAY too hard a material for what the OE rotors are designed for.

If you want a pad thats is quiet, doesn't tear up the rotors or make much dust go w/ the Akebono Euro Ceramics.

Jonathan
 
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