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My 2001 s40 accumulates alot of brake dust on the rims. Its less than 1 month old. I don't know if its because the brake pads are new, or just the kind of brake pads that Volvo uses. My driving habits are relatively conservative. I just want to find out if anyone else is having a similiar experience
 

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absolutely!<P>the only vehicle we have in the family that collects brake dust at anywhere near the same rate is the Saab ragtop. could it be a coincidence that they're both Swedish? i don't think so... i don't know for sure, but i think that it's because they're both using some sort of Environmentally Friendly organic material. (don't get me wrong; i like our environment too,... but i can't believe there isn't a better solution!)<P><BR>i've come to the conclusion that the dusting must be because of the material, and will be looking for a good aftermarket brake pad when it comes time to replace them; maybe even before they're worn out, as i'm not particularly enamored with the braking performance, and suspect that it may be possible that some of it is related to the material that's used for the pads. (see my previous post on the subject. i particularly don't like the way it seems like the vehicle begins to increase braking force when coming to a gentle stop! i like my brakes to work linearly!)<P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<P><BR>
 

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My car suffered from the same. I switched to EBC green stuff pads and they 'spit out' less dust than the OEM ones. Hence, when you need a set of replacement pads, try the EBC ones. If you want even better braking from high speeds, the EBC red stuff pads are worth trying, I've got them on my car at the moment. One thing is they need to build up a little heat before they work so you'll notice a real solid pedal feel first thing in the morning and all it takes is a couple of hundred yards of driving with you foot lightly on the brake pedal.
 

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I have an extra set of EBC green pads. They really do work. New $99. Mine are sealed in the box. Asking $85 + shipping. Please email me directly if interested.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pyaap:<BR><B>My car suffered from the same. I switched to EBC green stuff pads and they 'spit out' less dust than the OEM ones. Hence, when you need a set of replacement pads, try the EBC ones. If you want even better braking from high speeds, the EBC red stuff pads are worth trying, I've got them on my car at the moment. One thing is they need to build up a little heat before they work so you'll notice a real solid pedal feel first thing in the morning and all it takes is a couple of hundred yards of driving with you foot lightly on the brake pedal.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>even with the stock pads, when they're cold i already need a great deal of brake pedal force in the morning just getting down the slope of our driveway to avoid winding up in the middle of the street! thanks for the tip on the Greens, but i given what you say about the Reds, i don't think that the Reds would work for me!<P>given what i've heard here and elswhere, i'll consider a set of the Greens at the next pad change (which the way things are going probably won't be far off!).<P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<P><BR><P>
 

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If the brakes require a great deal of force when you first start the car in the morning, there is a good chance that you have the same problem I did with the electrical vacuum pump and its fuse. It supplements the main pump until it builds up pressure. There was a service bulletin (52-01) on this and Volvo fixed it as soon as I brought it to their attention.
 

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My question is: Will putting EBC pads on delete your warranty? I have been told yes even though brakes aren't covered on the warranty.
 

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Using EBC pads should not affect warranty unless they directly cause a part to fail prematurely. Even if the same happened with stock pads, you will still have to replace the rotors at your own expense because your dealer will be happy to pull out their 'wear and tear' card on you.<P>Once you try them, I can assure you there's no going back. I've found that having a really good set of brakes is almost as good as having more power because there's the confidence to leave braking to the last possible second which ultimately means that you're in front anyway <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>
 

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I have to agree that the EBC green stuff pads are great for no dust. I have them on my 960, however I am sad that I can't get them for my '01 V70. I tried to get them, and they sent me 850 pads, as they presumed that the 2001 V70 shares its brakes with the 850 and 1998-2000 V70, which is false, the 01 V70 actually has S80 brakes and EBC only makes fronts for the S80......so anyway, I hope they get some made soon, cause they're great.<P>
 

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I have to agree that the EBC green stuff pads are great for no dust. I have them on my 960, however I am sad that I can't get them for my '01 V70. I tried to get them, and they sent me 850 pads, as they presumed that the 2001 V70 shares its brakes with the 850 and 1998-2000 V70, which is false, the 01 V70 actually has S80 brakes and EBC only makes fronts for the S80......so anyway, I hope they get some made soon, cause they're great.<P>
 
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