The 1990 and newer cars have a different setup, with a removable sensor
(that breaks when you try to remove it), so the pads can go in either
I have found the Jaguar pads have eliminated the ‘graunch’ completely
on my car…smooth and quiet all the time.
I can SOMETIMES get the noise if I try…letting the car move .001
MPH, but only sometimes, and I don’t think the brakes are bed in yet.
This in itself is well worth the $20.00 extra a set the Jaguar pads
I did some driving around in the last few days, and Farquar has not
been this nice in some time…very smooth and quiet, driveshaft/tires
seem to be ok, trans shifting nice, brakes smooth as glass, engine
The only flaw is the tire noise off the P4000,s…
Other than that, WOW!
In order to get here though, I have found that I had to ditch the brembo
rotors and ferodo pads…I wish I could ditch the wretched p4000,s.
Anyone want to buy 5 new ones in the new Jersey area?
215-65-vr15 for $40.00 each? Make me an offer!
This is one case where I wish the tires wore out fast, as I don’t want
to listen to this crap for 30,000 miles!
…Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 02:12:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Nigel Stone firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [modern] Re: Brakes
I also have Ferodo pads fitted. On the '88 the inner pad has the wear
indicator attached so this will only fit one way and the other pad in the
box only fits one way in the outer position. Mine were bevelled but I cant
think now which way round I put them - it was hobsons choice so I didnt give
it much thought.
They brake well but do give the little “graunch” when the brakes are just
1988 Sovereign 116K
From: “Pete Crosby” email@example.com
To: “modern” firstname.lastname@example.org, “Brett Gazdzinski”
Subject: [modern] Re: Brakes
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 15:26:34 -0400
The Ferodo pads I just put on my car also have the beveled edge
on one side. They had a non-sticky anti-squeal layering on each
pad. In addition, I applied a coat of spray-on anti-squeal compound
which does stay sticky. I took it for a short test drive and they are
very quiet and smooth.
I had replaced the pads with Ferodos shortly after acquiring the
car and they lasted about 30,000 miles. For such a heavy car
that seems to be acceptable to me. I doubt you will get any more
than that with the Jaguar pads. In fact, the Jaguar pads are
probably a softer compound and won’t last as long.
Now, if I can just figure out which way the beveled edge should
go, I will have have some piece of mind. I put the bevel on the
trailing edge (bevel at top on front wheels) thinking that I would not
want to have a rock or sand wedged under the pad due to the
bevel. There were no instructions to indicate which way they
should be mounted. I ended up doing it the way they seem to
show in the pictures in the Haynes manual. From what I
could tell, they were working on front brakes and had the bevel
on top. Any thoughts?
Pete Crosby (email@example.com)
In the sunny southland (Marietta, Georgia, USA)
'88 BRG XJ40
'60 BRG MKII
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