Brake pad lubrication
Mar 26 2010
My brakes are squeaking, so I sprayed some WD40 on them... yeah, right. But that's what you were expecting this topic to say, right?!
Well, the real reason I've named the topic as above, is because I've got a clunk from the brakes, which, according to Mazda, just requires a bit of grease on the pad shims to fix.
I've done it before, but for a different noise that was coming from the brakes, but now there's a clunk coming from them, which Mazda claimed was still the shims. They greased them up on a service and (I think) the noise went away for a short while, but it's back again, so with more daylight to spare these days I'm considering getting my hands dirty to shut it up.
Question is, what's best to use? I used copper grease before, but have since read that this can corrode alloy parts, such as our calipers. Therefore, would something like this be better? http://www.autobarn.com.au/products/10/151/8078/ Excuse the foreign website, it was linked from elsewhere, but appears to be the same product that I've seen in the shops over here.
Or is there another alternative that would better suit this application?