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Does anyone that has the CCB option have any excessive noise issue?

Not sure what's up but when braking it definitely is loud. I am monitoring this to see if it gets any worse, don't remember this noise the first week of ownership but noticed it a few days ago. Hard to explain the noise but I'll try to come up with a description. Perhaps it's just this brake system? They still stop great so who knows.
 

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Does anyone that has the CCB option have any excessive noise issue?

Not sure what's up but when braking it definitely is loud. I am monitoring this to see if it gets any worse, don't remember this noise the first week of ownership but noticed it a few days ago. Hard to explain the noise but I'll try to come up with a description. Perhaps it's just this brake system? They still stop great so who knows.
We do not have any noise with our CCB car.
 

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Are you doing a lot of low speed braking? Sometimes the dust buildups on the pads if they don't ventilate enough at speed.
 
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I did a lot of reading last night re various CCB issues, non really sounded like my "problem" but I will be performing some high speed brake bedding stops at some point today and will see if that does the trick.

I did read that CCBs don't like a lot of low speed stops which I have been doing obviously driving the car around town.
 

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Tried 4 panic stops from 80 to 30 at lunch but the brake noise is still there.

My oh my that thing pulls some g's when it stops, wish I'd have remembered to put my little g gauge on to measure.

I'll try to do what the Porsche folks suggest to bed in their brakes next. I think its like 3-4 panic stops from 100 to 30, wait a few minutes and then do several more from 80 and after about 5 minutes then do several more from 60. (or something like that I'll double check)
 

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One thing I wanted to mention is that it is not uncommon for cars with sticky tires to pick up rocks and then inadvertently they can get stuck between the rotor heat shield and the rotor or hub assembly.

If this were the case you will definitely hear the noise while rolling through a parking lot at walking speed.
 
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Does anyone that has the CCB option have any excessive noise issue?

Not sure what's up but when braking it definitely is loud. I am monitoring this to see if it gets any worse, don't remember this noise the first week of ownership but noticed it a few days ago. Hard to explain the noise but I'll try to come up with a description. Perhaps it's just this brake system? They still stop great so who knows.
Mine has ZERO noise from the brakes.

Try spraying them off. As has been said before, you may have something lodged in there.
 

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Mine has ZERO noise from the brakes.

Try spraying them off. As has been said before, you may have something lodged in there.
Yes especially with pot hole patching and road work tar. But still, the metallic pads on my 348 and 360 make a lot of dust and would squeal at low speed. The 360 does but not as bad as the 348 originally. I notice it mostly around town with stop and go. Of course with tight streets and sidewalks it's most embarrassing then. I put Posiquiet ceramic pads on my 348 as well as a generous coat of anti-squeal paste. It helped tremendously and was low dust.

I am considering the same for the 360. 348 had solid rotors, 360 is cross drilled. The high pitched squeal is more dust and pad related. Maybe check the pads and shims. They can be directional and if the pads are in backwards they could squeal like crazy. But then some just make noise. You should listen to some youtube videos of track days.
 

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I performed more "bedding" work last night, man that was fun but didn't do anything for my noise.

FYI, I was able to pull 1.3 G's when braking. Not sure if that's good or not but it felt great!

I tried to get a sound recording of the noise this morning but failed, will try again. This isn't a squeak or squeal for sure.
 

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I performed more "bedding" work last night, man that was fun but didn't do anything for my noise.

FYI, I was able to pull 1.3 G's when braking. Not sure if that's good or not but it felt great!

I tried to get a sound recording of the noise this morning but failed, will try again. This isn't a squeak or squeal for sure.
Aha! Don't overdo it with the g-force and panic stops then. Is it a rumbling or vibration? An even scuffing or wearing sound might just be normal. My DBA rotors on the Miata make tiny fluttering cheese grater noises because they are drilled and slotted, you can listen with the top down, and they are only 6 feet from your head. That is all perfectly normal without the offending squeal. The CC rotors are drilled so maybe that's what you are hearing? How is the dust build up on the rims?
 

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The Ferrari video sounds great but didn't hear much in the way of brake noise, just that glorious engine note. The second video of the Mazda at around the 4:48 mark has the classic CCB sound that I associated with these brakes on racing cars but that's not my noise.
 

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The Ferrari video sounds great but didn't hear much in the way of brake noise, just that glorious engine note. The second video of the Mazda at around the 4:48 mark has the classic CCB sound that I associated with these brakes on racing cars but that's not my noise.
Ah OK. I got a little overexited about the Ferrari video. You can here it towards the end of that one too.
 

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This isn't a squeak or squeal for sure.
I know exactly the noise you are referring to. I have the CCB option on my Quadrifoglio and it makes the noise I'm sure yours is making.

The sound is more like an exhaust note... as if you just downshifted to come to a stop. I say that because at first I thought it WAS an aggressive engine note... until some other conditions that proved it couldn't be.

So. I, too, would like to know how normal (or not) this is. I haven't tried any bedding process, and cleaning doesn't change anything.
 

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My QV is currently in the shop for a few things:

getting more software updates
replacing the glovebox
trying to resolve the rattling instrument cluster and front interior door handles
diagnosing this CCB noise (growl)

I'm going to end up with an open, unresolved case on the brakes because Alfa wants the dealer to do a bedding process. The problem?

Dealer calls me today and says they have no place safe to do what Alfa wants other than for the technician to take my car home (45 miles from the dealership), utilize some supposedly straight, smooth, back roads near his house to do the bedding process (something like 70mph to 50mph to 0 braking... 25 times), then he keeps the car overnight and brings back to the dealer the next morning.

I declined until I can think about it further.

What would you have done?

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My QV is currently in the shop for a few things:
getting more software updates
replacing the glovebox
trying to resolve the rattling instrument cluster and front interior door handles
diagnosing this CCB noise (growl)
I'm going to end up with an open, unresolved case on the brakes because Alfa wants the dealer to do a bedding process. The problem?
Dealer calls me today and says they have no place safe to do what Alfa wants other than for the technician to take my car home (45 miles from the dealership), utilize some supposedly straight, smooth, back roads near his house to do the bedding process (something like 70mph to 50mph to 0 braking... 25 times), then he keeps the car overnight and brings back to the dealer the next morning.
I declined until I can think about it further.
What would you have done?
Note this, @AlfaRomeoCares .

Hi genyosai,
Thank you for taking the time to update us on how your dealer visit has gone. We would be more than happy to document this further within our systems and make sure the proper resources have been contacted on your dealers behalf. If this is something you are interested in, please feel free to send us a PM with your VIN and dealer information.
Julie
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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Hi genyosai,
Thank you for taking the time to update us on how your dealer visit has gone. We would be more than happy to document this further within our systems and make sure the proper resources have been contacted on your dealers behalf. If this is something you are interested in, please feel free to send us a PM with your VIN and dealer information.
Julie
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
Hi, Julie.

Check your PM from me. All of my car info is there from a previous, recent (this past week) case.

Thanks.
 
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