Last post on Sep 24, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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Jaguar S-Type, Jaguar S-Type R, Sedan
#9 of 10 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Premature Brake Wear [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 03, 2009 (7:58 am)
I've a 2 year old S-type with 20k on the clock. Front brakes are down to 7mm but the rear pad and disc now need replacing. I've noticed for ages that the back of the car always smelt and felt hot after a run. I had assumed it was the exhaust but realise it wasnt now!! The cars in for service next week whats the chance of jaguar looking at the problem as a warranty claim. (fat chance I think!!)
#10 of 10 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Premature Brake Wear [torquaypaul]
Sep 24, 2009 (9:16 pm)
I've got an 06 S-Type VDP that had the hot, stinky rear brake problems as well. The dealer put new rear brake pads and rotors on it when I bought it, and, 8K miles later, the pads were over half gone. My solution - I took off the factory rear pads, and, replaced the pads with Wagner Thermoquiets. I found that the dealer hadn't greased the caliper pins, and, I lubed them with silicon grease when I reassembled the brakes. I also lubed the parking brake mechanism with spray silicon lubricant. I checked the electric parking brake to make sure it was releasing fully, and, didn't need recalibrated. I've been driving the car to work for a week now - the rear brakes don't get excessively hot anymore, brake dust is minimal, and she stops as good as she ever did. Cost me $70, and, a few hours work, but, I'm very happy with the results.