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Old 07-26-2007, 11:38 AM
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I bought a 911s with the ceramic brake system last year. I bought it new. A few monthys ago, the brakes started sqealing, and I don't mean a little. Talk to the dealer a few times and his response was "they're all doing that and Porsche doesn't know why." It's starting to become more then a little annoying. An 8000$ brake system shouldn't do this. Can anybody please help? John
Old 08-03-2007, 12:54 AM
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Hello John,

Car needs to be driven harder.. 60mph to 5mph about 3 to 4 times. Is the car under warranty?What year????
Also have seen squealing being caused by to much armorall on the tires.
Where area are you located?

Old 08-03-2007, 07:34 PM
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Hey Moe , thanks for getting back to me.. It's a 2006 911s. 18,000 miles on it. still under warranty. I race the car. so it's not an issue of driving hard. I thought that driving hard might have been the problem. It didnt start squealing until I got it off the racr track the last time. I do however armoral the tires every time I wash it....Dealer told me they don't know. I'd call Porsche up directly but I can't find a contact number... John
Old 08-14-2007, 06:03 AM
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Hey,cars need to be driven carefully first of all's a tough word or at least that's how it sounds to me
Old 05-10-2011, 06:41 AM
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They're are all cars. But in my opinion the german cars are the most reliable.
Old 05-11-2011, 10:44 AM
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Driving a car hard to "fix" various problems is just an urban myth. I've also seen no evidence to indicate that German cars are more reliable than others - Porsches seem to be quite durable compared to some but are quite maintenance intensive, but VW and Audi, as well as some BMW models, really make you wonder about German quality assurance programs (and the plastic water pump impellors used in various BMW sixes some time back was just very bone-headed!)

Anyway, ceramaic brakes can be incredibly sensitive to pad depth so the first thing I would do would be to replace the pads and make certain that the proper ones, meant for the ceramic brakes, are used and inserted correctly with shims if need by for the correct coast-over distance, etc. If you have been racing the car you might have worn them enough that they have reached depth where, yes, they work well, but they also squeal.
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