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Brake Pads that Don’t Squeal

After my last post I visited the local NAPA. I picked up some Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant. I coated any and all contact surfaces and pins with this stuff and you guess it. IT WORKED!! 8) 😀

It has been 9 days and not a peep. If the squeel comes back I will let you know, but I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Non- Squealing Brake Pads?

There are a couple of versions of the rear calipers. One version has a step built into the end of the piston and the other has a flat faced piston. On the step faced piston you can use a full shim, on the flat faced piston you should use a “trimmed” half shim.

I have also used a product called “Disc Brake Quiet” from Permatex when I didn’t have any Sil Glyde brake grease and it has worked fine with the Mintex Red pads for over 2 years now.

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Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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