In the best case the wear sensor won't activate until the pad is really worn anyways since it sits really low. Even then, there is 1 sensor and 8 pads on the car. If there is any uneven wear it is very possible that you would completely wear out a pad before the sensor was activated.The factory sensors are notorious for not properly identifying brake pad wear. We suggest using the old fashion method of checking them. We've heard from many customers who have gone metal to metal with no indication from the factory sensors with factory pads.
The Maserati pads are known to squeal and yes... they do perform much better when hot.
I think it's like running your nails across the glass...I thought brake squeal came from the pads vibrating?
I have some new pads from Formula Dynamics for my QP but car is in winter storage and haven't replaced OEM pads yet. It looks like a pretty easy DIY even for a newbie like me. At least if all you have to do is swap pads....but if you just replaced pads without turning tthe rotors it is going to take a while for them to mate against the old surface...
Thanks. What is best way to clean the rotors? Is it obvious if there is significant scoring, heat or hard spots, or excessive run-out (Not sure what the latter refers to.)... My general rule of thumb then is not to replace the rotors as long as there is no significant scoring, heat or hard spots, or excessive run-out. You need to clean the rotors properly before replacing the pads.