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      04-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
Second Lieutenant

Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver

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Originally Posted by dbarnes View Post
Yes. I have a '09 and '12 and they BOTH "squeak" when the handbrake is engaged. My e46 M3 and 330 also "squeaked" when the handbrake was applied.

Again, why don't you see if your car still "squeaks" when you get in/out if the handbrake is not engaged?

Why is it low-end tech? If you engage the handbrake does it prevent the car from moving forward even if you apply the throttle? I know you have issues with the single-piston sliding caliper, however, it stops the car very effectively on the street but I suppose you consider that low tech, too?

Well, if I remember correctly Car&Driver experienced complete brake failure on a 370Z with its "high tech" brakes and totaled the car....

You are absolutely right------then the e-brake is not pulled, no noise at all.

I guess the noise just bothers me. And I'm surprised that if this is a common issue, how come nobody else has posted about it before. Or maybe everyone knew this is expected and don't bother talking about it?

When I first got the car, I was VERY impressed about its braking capabilities on the street (at that point I did not know it only had 1 pot). Then soon after I got the car, it went into service, and by the time I got her back, braking felt very mushy and nonresponsive, hence my post asking about the number of pots.

That said, as I type, the shop is bleeding the brakes and installing SS lines, so hopefully when they are done, responsive braking will be restored again. I think during the first service, air got into the system.

Thank you for the input - I will post again once I get my car back re: feedback.