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Questions about 6.9 brake pads

Started by Rolo, 10 August 2023, 10:59 AM

Rolo

Hi all.  I'm getting a brake pad wear light when I'm hard on the pedal.  Looking at the pads through the wheel spokes, they are about 4 mm pad thickness front and rear.

I thought the thickness that triggered the pad light was 2 mm?  No?

Second, the front pads have only 30,000 miles.  What kind of mileage are you getting with a 6.9?

I can't recall the make of caliper on the fronts of the early 6.9s.  Anyone know?

Thanks a bunch.

daantjie

Which pad/rotor combo are you running?
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

rumb

New are 10mm.  You are probably just starting to touch the wear sensor.  1-2mm is replacement level.  30K for fronts seems reasonable to me especially a heavy car like 6.9.

https://handbook.w116.org/cd/Chassis/42-160.pdf
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

daantjie

Just as reference I run Zimmerman rotors with Textar pads and they work great.  I like Akebono too as they are low dust but I'm not sure if they make for the 6.9 or how they would perform but I run them on our other cars and they are fantastic.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

Rolo

Quote from: daantjie on 10 August 2023, 12:48 PMWhich pad/rotor combo are you running?

OEM sourced from dealer front and rear.

Sounds like 4 mm will be good for a while, but I may need to replace the wear sensors.

I ask about caliper since the FSM (linked above) cites 3 different fronts and I need to order pads.  Anyone know what fits the 1977 6.9?

Thanks

andrewk

Quote from: Rolo on 10 August 2023, 06:52 PM
Quote from: daantjie on 10 August 2023, 12:48 PMWhich pad/rotor combo are you running?

OEM sourced from dealer front and rear.

Sounds like 4 mm will be good for a while, but I may need to replace the wear sensors.

I ask about caliper since the FSM (linked above) cites 3 different fronts and I need to order pads.  Anyone know what fits the 1977 6.9?

Thanks

If you have ATE brakes (likely) then you will need these:
https://classicparts.mbusa.com/oem-parts/mercedes-benz-set-of-brake-pads-14207820
MB Part: 001-420-78-20, should also be able to find ATE part using the same number.

Also, dealers don't generally sell OEM parts unless genuine/OE parts are unavailable.
1979 450 SEL 6.9 (#5532) - silbergr√ľn metallic

Rolo

Am I using incorrect terminology - OEM?  I thought that was box stock factory fitment.

ptashek

You can find ATE part numbers in their online catalogue.

Sadly, they don't offer a ceramic variant for the W116 - they're very low dust, and wear slower than standard pads.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

Rolo

I found a Pagid set that lists the MBZ P/N as compatible.

Can't go wrong with Pagid.