Which brand should i get for front brake pads and brake disc for mercedes e class w211?

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Hi All,
My car is mercedes e class w211 e280.

when i come to a stop you'll hear a squealing noise, mechanic told is better to change both brake pads and discs.

is bosch brand okay for my car?

Any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks.
 
Depending on how many miles the discs have done, you may just need pads. Bosch don't make brake pads, I would go with Brembo, Mintex, Ferrodo Etc.

As above.

Genuine MB, Pagid and Ate are also reasonable options.
 
Depending on how many miles the discs have done, you may just need pads. Bosch don't make brake pads, I would go with Brembo, Mintex, Ferrodo Etc.
Since I bought this car I have only done around 2000 miles.

For bosch brake pads I have found this on ebay, looks like someone just added w211 in the title.
 

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Ate are also reasonable options.
We recently changed discs and pads on my '91 300CE. I bought ATE discs .

There was a shudder on braking so we assumed warped discs.

But there is still a shudder, albeit much reduced. Bad new discs? Possible, I suppose.

The MB discs were twice the price so I "cheaped out".

Regretting it now.

I saw a vid on the net some time ago. Porsche, not MB. They tested 3 discs, Porsche, Mid range German (Brembo, Zimmermann? Don't remember) and Monroe.

Monroe was poor, mid range OK, but only Porsche was true and free of shudder.

RayH
 
We recently changed discs and pads on my '91 300CE. I bought ATE discs .

There was a shudder on braking so we assumed warped discs.

But there is still a shudder, albeit much reduced. Bad new discs? Possible, I suppose.

The MB discs were twice the price so I "cheaped out".

Regretting it now.

I saw a vid on the net some time ago. Porsche, not MB. They tested 3 discs, Porsche, Mid range German (Brembo, Zimmermann? Don't remember) and Monroe.

Monroe was poor, mid range OK, but only Porsche was true and free of shudder.

RayH
Front control arms have play in them ?
 
Many "GERMAN" branded discs are outsourced from other countries --- try looking for discs actually made in GERMANY? ATE used to be GERMAN MANUFACTURED but perhaps no longer? Porsche wont make their discs but may simply demand tighter tolerances from their chosen suppliers
 
Many "GERMAN" branded discs are outsourced from other countries --- try looking for discs actually made in GERMANY? ATE used to be GERMAN MANUFACTURED but perhaps no longer? Porsche wont make their discs but may simply demand tighter tolerances from their chosen suppliers

Yes to all that.

And my ATE discs??? China. And the rear ones I have in stock.

Bum.

R
 
I’ve only just replaced the front discs and pads on my E250, cost £134 for nice looking Mintex drilled and vented discs with matching pads, they work perfectly but did notice they were made in China ?
 
Hi All,
My car is mercedes e class w211 e280.

when i come to a stop you'll hear a squealing noise, mechanic told is better to change both brake pads and discs.

is bosch brand okay for my car?

Any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks.
Brembo over bosch.
 
Mercedes pads are not expensive, they are OE and will fit.

Ask Mercedes Newcastle via their eBay shop for a price 👍
 
We recently changed discs and pads on my '91 300CE. I bought ATE discs .

There was a shudder on braking so we assumed warped discs.

But there is still a shudder, albeit much reduced. Bad new discs? Possible, I suppose.

The MB discs were twice the price so I "cheaped out".

Regretting it now.

I saw a vid on the net some time ago. Porsche, not MB. They tested 3 discs, Porsche, Mid range German (Brembo, Zimmermann? Don't remember) and Monroe.

Monroe was poor, mid range OK, but only Porsche was true and free of shudder.

RayH

Not disagreeing with their findings, but I find it hard to believe that brand new discs from a reputable manufacturer will cause shudder on any car, unless there are other suspension issues involved.

I have changed discs many times, of various makes, on various cars, and my own personal experience is that you only get shudder with brand new discs if the shudder already existed prior to the discs swap.

In other words, my own experience is that fitting new discs does not always cure the problem of vibration while braking, but it never causes it.
 
I find it hard to believe that brand new discs from a reputable manufacturer will cause shudder on any car, unless there are other suspension issues involved.

My thoughts too. More shudder with the old ones, tiny shudder with the new.

Any ideas what I should think about, you brainy chaps?

I have new front bearings in stock and the Idler arm bushing kit: A1244600119. Also a vew steering damper. But there is no obvious evidence of trouble and the entire underside was renewed in 2017, 70K Kms ago.

R
 
My thoughts too. More shudder with the old ones, tiny shudder with the new.

Any ideas what I should think about, you brainy chaps?

I have new front bearings in stock and the Idler arm bushing kit: A1244600119. Also a vew steering damper. But there is no obvious evidence of trouble and the entire underside was renewed in 2017, 70K Kms ago.

R

Uneven hub surface? Due to corrosion, maybe?
 
Uneven hub surface? Due to corrosion, maybe?
When we fitted the new discs and pads, it was text book stuff. The hubs were corrosion-free and everything came apart and went togther very easily.

The only older parts under there are the Idler arm bushing kit and the bearings.

Tempted to replace those.

R
 
We recently changed discs and pads on my '91 300CE. I bought ATE discs .

There was a shudder on braking so we assumed warped discs.

But there is still a shudder, albeit much reduced. Bad new discs? Possible, I suppose.

The MB discs were twice the price so I "cheaped out".

Regretting it now.

I saw a vid on the net some time ago. Porsche, not MB. They tested 3 discs, Porsche, Mid range German (Brembo, Zimmermann? Don't remember) and Monroe.

Monroe was poor, mid range OK, but only Porsche was true and free of shudder.

RayH

Check for run out on the discs - move the pads out of the way and spin them up. Ideally you need a dial gauge but if you’re noticing this much vibration it should be obvious. Likewise check the wheel bearings whilst you’re at it.

As said already - corrosion or debris where the mounting face meets the hub. Check again?

If you’re then sure that the discs are not the cause then you can start to look further at other stuff. The fact that you’re having the same issue with two sets of discs would make me suspect the actual part is unlikely to be the cause.

Have to say I’ve owned quite a lot of cars and easily 20+ MBs and I’ve only had issues with actual warped/out of spec discs once that I can recall.
 

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