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Hey guys I have a quick question, I bought my 2001 ML55 AMG this summer, it was a one owner vehicle form TX it was in great shape and low mileage too, I love it! I have been on this web site ever since and learned a great deal, I had to replace the break switch and a couple of other thing and learned about it from this web. My question is I live in the Chicago area and now it's winter, snow and cold is hear, the problem I'm having now are my breaks, they squeak all the time and load, when I start off for the day they squeak in reverse and forward for the first 10min or so then are quiet but if I stop for more than 30min or so they start squeaking again.. It's killing me, what can I do.
I was going to replace the front breaks & routers in the spring as I have been looking at vetted disks and think that’s a good way to go.
 

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I have the same problem on all my cars, especially in the winter time. The rotors are moist and rusted so when they initially brake, it would create a lot of noise. The noise will go away after 3-5 brakes.
 

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I know exactly how you feel.

Read my post below which contains a lot about what you may need to know to resolve this problem:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163-m-class/1432662-i-hate-my-ml55-right-now.html

You can get more information by doing a search of this Forum.

ps.

In the interim get yourself some dark shades, a disguise and tint the windows so noone can see the owner of the AMG truck that squeals like a pig.

It's what I did.:D
 

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The goo

On the V8 models, especially the ML55, there is the Mercedes "brake goo" which gets installed to the sides of the brake pads to eliminate squealing.

It's actually a counter-intuitive process, meaning how/why it works is something I have never been able to wrap my head around, but from my expereince I now do it for all my MB brakes.

A tune of "goo" costs like $16 at the dealer, and its a lifetime supply - Farr had a issue being in Africa and successfully used a substitute.

You can measure his success story in his post - the MB pdf for V8's and a photo of the tube of goo attached.

On pads the OE German Pagid are awesomely made, the PosiQuiet semi-metallic are a affordably well made alternaive to the OE semi-metallic but not as much metallic large flakes as the Pagid.

MB replacement front discs for the ML55 are most affordably sourced from partstrain.com for under $475 for the pair, genuine MB discs.
 

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...A tune of "goo" costs like $16 at the dealer, and its a lifetime supply - Farr had a issue being in Africa and successfully used a substitute.......
Thanks for your post fabbrisd1 - I had been searching for your previous post(s) on the subject, and a picture of the brake paste, with little luck.

I currently have TWO tubes of the stuff (as well as a load of ML55 and C280 parts usually in short supply where I am) on order to arrive just before Christmas.

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Being that I have ordered two tubes of the brake paste, I suppose that means that I am covered for TWO lifetimes!:p
 

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You mean brakes, rotors and vented discs? :)

I went back to Merecedes branded brake pads on my fronts, and they squeal and produce a lot of black dust. Never again with Mercedes pads. I will be replacing them with PosiQuiet semi-metallics in a few weeks. I have the PosiQuiets on the rears and they are quiet and produce no dust.

Drilled and vented rotors are a waste of money performance-wise. They are only for show.

DelJ




I was going to replace the front breaks & routers in the spring as I have been looking at vetted disks and think that’s a good way to go.
 
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