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3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:35 pm
by IainSmith
Love the car.... However two things are now annoying me.

1, In the past couple of weeks the front brakes at slow speed squeak on braking.
2, Since the first month of having the car, the engine at idle has a 'rattling' type noise from the engine bay, but can be heard within the cabin.

Well on the first point, ive rang Porsche Leeds today, and was told its in my handbook about brake squeaking. And this is due to the disc and pads being high performance and if trundling around on short journeys, film collects on the discs which causes the squeaking... they said go out of a give the car a run and brake hard a few times???? (Have I just been fobbed off???)

On the second point, its been back to the dealership for the day and they say they cant hear the noise yet when im in the car I can hear it..Im starting to think the rattling is in my head..

The car is 3 months old with 2000 miles on the client, surely I should not be expected to take 6 months of usage off the discs by breaking hard so that the squeaking stops?

3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:47 pm
by Semerka
I would agree with the brakes treatment, ours does it too.

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:12 pm
by happy days
They all do that sir...

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:37 pm
by BigPhil
Yep, can also confirm that.

Doesn't need much to cure it, just check your mirrors and give it a hard stop on a clear road.

It's not really an issue, as the OPC says, they are high performance brakes.

BigPhil

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 pm
by Col Lamb
Echo others comments about cycling the brakes a few times by hard stops.

The rattle could very well be the engine mounts, it is or rather was a pretty common problem

Can I suggest that next time it happens you use yourmobile phone to take a video of the sound from inside the car, if you can raise the bonnet and take another video of the engine itself.

Then either show the OPC or post them on Youtube and send a link to the OPC.

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:15 pm
by Paul
Brakes - as per the dealership and other comments on here. A few hard heat cycles (50 mph to around 10mph as hard as you can 3 or 4 times then leave to cool before stopping)
Rattle - insist on going out with the technician doing the job; he won’t hear what you hear and vica-versa unless you’re both in the car together.

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:22 pm
by Kasfranks99
Some advise which may be relevant.
Squeaky brakes - I had this on previous cars and solution worked for me below.
If you wash your own car once finished take it for a drive to dry the brakes off properly. I always do this (takes 2 mins).
The solution Porsche has given you is what seems to have solved it for most others but i have never had it since i do the above procedure. Mine does lots of short journeys.,.

There is a thread about rattles and this could be the under the steering wheel near the peddles where the metal is vibrating against the plastic.
Little bit of tape / double sided pad resolves this. It can sound like it is coming from the engine bay....

Some posts regarding some of the issues which you may find solutions too. Hope these helps.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1949&hilit=creaks+and+noises
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6320&hilit=annoying+creaking
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5985&p=125282&hili ... ng#p125282
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4954&p=106598&hili ... rd#p106598

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:19 pm
by MCDK
Problem with a drive after is that you can’t then put a drying cloth near the car as it will have picked up road grime and dust.

An Aeolus dog dryer is the answer!!

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:24 pm
by Kasfranks99
MCDK wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:19 pm
Problem with a drive after is that you can’t then put a drying cloth near the car as it will have picked up road grime and dust.

An Aeolus dog dryer is the answer!!
I have a pet dryer which I got from eBay for £50 which I use and is brilliant. The wife thinks I am nuts 😊. Actually is one of the best things I have purchased for drying the cars.

It’s a gentle drive that’s all afterwards.

Re: 3 months in - Macan S Petrol and squeaky brakes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:33 pm
by Wing Commander
MCDK wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:19 pm
Problem with a drive after is that you can’t then put a drying cloth near the car as it will have picked up road grime and dust.

An Aeolus dog dryer is the answer!!

I tried the 'drive after' approach a couple of times after washing my 911. Trouble was that the drive 'around the block' resulted in some mucky residue from the wheels/brakes transferring itself to the insides of the newly cleaned rims of the 20" Carrera S wheels... :(