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Information, speculation and anything else specifically related to Civic Type R FK8 (2017 onwards)
 #3866394  by Richietype R
 Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Hi everyone
I have had my car , bought new on 28th July 2018 . After a few days the car developed front brake squeal. This really annoyed me. Phoned the dealership I bought the car from, told them the problem and they told me this is legendary to the type R models due to their performance brakes! I told them that the car I part-exchanged for this model was also a performance car ( Astra J VXR ) complete with Brembo brakes. These brakes did not squeal!
My question is can I apply coppa grease (and does this work ! ) on the brake shims to alleviate this annoying and embarassing problem!! This noise only seems to happen at low speeds when coming to a halt. When I test drove a previous model ( prior to buying my car ) this problem never occurred. Maybe because this car had many more miles on the clock, so maybe this problem eventually goes?
Apart from this irritating anoyance , well pleased with the car, although could be more user friendly with the info entertainment screen.
Not really moaning about the car, just trying to learn from you that have experienced these habits.
This is my first post on this forum and hope to learn from you all ( this is the first time I have owned a Honda )
Many thanks
Rich :Hihi:
 #3866395  by 15repyt
 Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:07 pm
May be just a hard bit in the pads. Do some more miles it should go away.
 #3866396  by Lewisgame
 Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:54 pm
I wouldn’t compare your previous vehicle to this car. They might both of have Brembo calipers but the pad material will be completely different.
The type of pad material will be the cause of your brake squeal. If you give it a good drive and carry out some heavy braking applications the squeal will go away... but then eventually will probably return with slow day to day driving.
Don’t ever put copper grease near your brakes...
 #3866408  by 15repyt
 Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Don’t ever put copper grease near your brakes...[/quote]

What wrong with copper grease? I've been fitting brakes for 23 years with copper grease on the contact points never had a problem. If you put it on the pad material then yes I agree :LOL:
 #3866423  by Lewisgame
 Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:49 pm
15repyt wrote:Don’t ever put copper grease near your brakes...


What wrong with copper grease? I've been fitting brakes for 23 years with copper grease on the contact points never had a problem. If you put it on the pad material then yes I agree :LOL:[/quote]
What’s wrong? Quite a lot...
Applying a ‘grease’ next to something that requires friction to work isn’t recommended. You shouldn’t be putting anything on the contact points of the pads unless the manufacture states so with the specified paste.
Copper grease goes very runny with not much temperature required creating a risk with the grease getting onto the friction material.
The copper can interfere with modern braking systems like ABS, traction control etc.
Just because you haven’t had any issues doesn’t mean it’s right. I could remove one wheel nut, drop a tyre pressure by 5psi, oil level on the min, 3 light bulbs in op and drive 1000 miles without an issue... still isn’t right.

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