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I have a 2001 S8, with 56K miles on it. In the last few months the car started making squealling noises (from the brakes) while driving and not when breaking (which I understand is common on the S8s). While driving at 40-60mph and the squealling noise starts, when I tap on the breaks very lightly the noise goes away. As soon as I let my foot of the break pedal, the noise come back. The noise is intermitent but extremely annoying, and my last three trips to the dealer have been fruitless as they can not reproduce the problem or find any errors with OBD. <_<

Any help on what to look for will be greatly appreciated..

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hm.. interesting... i've heard of that before but i've never heard of a solution. have you tried getting new pads? rotors?

on another note, thats pretty ballsy driving an S8 around NYC :blink:

where do you live? i have an apt. on park and 78th. B)
 

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Originally posted by bhb399mm@Nov 6 2004, 03:34 PM
hm.. interesting... i've heard of that before but i've never heard of a solution. have you tried getting new pads? rotors?

>>> I am in the process of researching the pads (I heard the Green stuff is
>>> good). I could not find Cross Drilled rotors for the S8, but in any case, I am >>> not sure that this would solve the problem since the squealling is not
>>> happenning when I am applying the brakes, but only when driving and
>>> without any reason. I was thinking more along the lines of a power assist
>>> pump or brake fluid. I am also toying with the idea of
>>> purchasing VAG-COM and having
>>> run in "real time monitoring mode" to see if I can capture any abnormalities.

on another note, thats pretty ballsy driving an S8 around NYC :blink:
>>> You should see what the NYC cabies say about me :) Of course, the
>>> best moments are on the weekends when I hit the troughway to go to
>>> Windham... That is when real fun starts, and the car really shows its true >>> colors.

where do you live? i have an apt. on park and 78th.
>> I am on 47 and 2nd, at Dag Tower
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Originally posted by Cgavalas@Nov 7 2004, 03:48 PM

Hi...

Have u change the brake fluid? i do it every year on my S8 since the brake fluid absorbse humidity trough the system and eventialy you have a mixture of brake fluid and water... no good... a warm day the water will expand more than the brake fluid and will give a positiv pressure ond the padds... even worse if u need to brake hard the fluid will reache it,s boiling temperature, much faster than if you have a clean brake fluid, and you will lose your brakes...

S8 rocks
 
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