BMW X3 Forum
BMW X3 Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
XBimmers | BMW X3 Forum > BMW X3 Forums | F25 (2011 - Current) > Second Generation BMW X3 General Forum » Rear brake pads done after 15000

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-21-2012, 06:37 AM   #23
bigblackwolf
Private
 
Drives: BMW X3 xDrive28i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mibmwx3 View Post
Fronts are saying replacements due at 56,000 miles and rears at 31,000 miles. I wonder what the readings are on a brand new car.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodion View Post
The OBC tells 50 000km for front and rear pads with 33kms on the clock.
I cannot figure something out.
For Rodion, the max values are 50'000km.
For mibmwx3, it is 56'000miles or more for new, which is more than 90'000km for new.
Seems like new distance values are diferent for miles and kilometers cars.
I am surely missing a point, but where?
bigblackwolf is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      03-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #24
Rodion
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: X3 (F25)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Posts: 292
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigblackwolf View Post
I cannot figure something out.
For Rodion, the max values are 50'000km.
For mibmwx3, it is 56'000miles or more for new, which is more than 90'000km for new.
Seems like new distance values are diferent for miles and kilometers cars.
I am surely missing a point, but where?
My guess is that in the beginning, there is default value. And after a while, value is approximation based on how much braking has been done so far and how long pads should last with similar wear. Sort of similar as calculation of fuel range.
Rodion is offline   Finland
0
Reply With Quote
      03-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #25
Kevin - Florida
New Member
 
Kevin - Florida's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW X3 - xDrive28i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

I bought my 28i X3 in January 2011. It is now a couple months over a year of ownership and I have 21,800 miles on the vehicle. It has performed incredibly and I continue to be very happy with it.

At about 18,000 I did get the warning to bring it in for replacement of the rear brake pads and I did so. It was covered under warranty so it was not a major issue. I did talk with the service manager about it and he stated it is customary to replace the rear brakes around 18,000 in mileage. He did not elaborate as to why.

As a side note, I have not been following the oil change recommendations on iDrive. I have been having the oil replaced at every 8,000 or 9,000 miles instead of the 15,000 to 18,000 shown on my X3.
Kevin - Florida is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-21-2012, 08:46 AM   #26
Ural
Private First Class
 
Ural's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 X3 20d
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Istanbul,Turkey

Posts: 125
iTrader: (0)

Mine was serviced the previous week at around 25k kms, and they replaced the rear brake pads .
Ural is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #27
flash3
Captain
 
Drives: X3 28i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NC

Posts: 652
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bustofa View Post
I've done about 3000 miles and the vehicle information was showing replacement in another 22K, if I remember correctly.
So 15K does seems a bit quick.
How do you check this on your idrive?
flash3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #28
Kevin - Florida
New Member
 
Kevin - Florida's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW X3 - xDrive28i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

flash3,

You can check it under "Vehicle Info" on your iDrive menu.
Kevin - Florida is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-20-2012, 03:21 AM   #29
lenore
Registered
 
Drives: X3 30d M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Western Australia

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

I collected my M Sport 30d on 18th July 2012. Brake pad change estimation at that time was 50k km for both front and rear.
I have now traveled a conservative 2k km. the brake pad estimation now reads 50k km. front and 46k km. for the rear. (8% wear after 2000km. is what I call excessive)
I have driven the first 2k km. very conservative, at this rate I will be lucky to get 10K km. out of a rear set of pads.
lenore is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-23-2012, 03:19 AM   #30
cheesebag
Debadged and Alpine Weiss!
 
cheesebag's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F25 X3 Msport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cannock UK

Posts: 249
iTrader: (0)

OK.....A bit worried!

My service indicator has just changed from due in 6000 miles to due in 700 miles, looking at the Vehicle status I have a yellow triangle in rear brake pads.

My car has done only 10700 Miles!!!!
cheesebag is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #31
epiphone3
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X3 35i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary

Posts: 1,647
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lenore View Post
I collected my M Sport 30d on 18th July 2012. Brake pad change estimation at that time was 50k km for both front and rear.
I have now traveled a conservative 2k km. the brake pad estimation now reads 50k km. front and 46k km. for the rear. (8% wear after 2000km. is what I call excessive)
I have driven the first 2k km. very conservative, at this rate I will be lucky to get 10K km. out of a rear set of pads.
better check your math...
epiphone3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #32
troggy1969
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: X3 3.0D SE Bluewater
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Omagh uk

Posts: 247
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I'm at 4500 miles and obc say fronts at 37,000 and rears 33,000.
troggy1969 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #33
cheesebag
Debadged and Alpine Weiss!
 
cheesebag's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F25 X3 Msport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cannock UK

Posts: 249
iTrader: (0)

booked mine in for service to take a peek... salesman sounded shocked when I said they were done at 10700 miles
cheesebag is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #34
Brutus1
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 x3 -Alpine white
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tennessee

Posts: 161
iTrader: (0)

I too got a call from the dealership who said my rear pads also needed replacing according to their computer info at less than 15,000 miles. I took it in and it turned out to be an error and mine was the 4th one they had with this.
Brutus1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #35
DonC
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 X3 3.5i M sport, etc
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: near Seattle

Posts: 349
iTrader: (0)

My new (8/24/12) 3.5 say 31K for both front and rear pads.
DonC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #36
NordicBMW
Private
 
NordicBMW's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 X3 / 2013 X1
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Norway

Posts: 76
iTrader: (0)

I have driven 6000 KM with mine since new in June. Default value when new was 50 000 KM front and rear, now it says 50 K front and 60 K rear.
NordicBMW is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #37
xDrive35i
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2011 X3 35i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (0)

It's electronic brake force distribution. Light braking that does not cause much forward or lateral acceleration constitutes a more balanced distribution over the four wheels to prevent nose dive. Hard braking maintains the typical 70/30 setting on most cars.

We also have to think about the brake energy regeneration which drags the brakes when coasting.
__________________
2001 Audi A6 Allroad 2.7T (C5); 2005 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro (C6); 2005 BMW X5 4.4i (E53); 2008 BMW 535xi Sports Wagon (E61); 2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i (F25); 2009 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro Prestige (B8); 2015 Porsche Macan S (on order)
xDrive35i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #38
Dechy
Private
 
Drives: 2011 X3 35i M
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

Mine just hit 20000KMs and service required in ~10000KMs which would translate to roughly 18k miles.

Anyone else think the Auto Hold might seriously reduce brake pad life? Mine is always on, I've gotten so used to it now and love it. But in heavy traffic or at lights when people tend to be slow at starting, the Auto H seems to want to grab the brakes often and makes the car jerk ever so slightly, so I'm guessing that all this light braking/grabbing when your intention is not to actually stop but to coast at extremely low speeds might not help. Maybe the Auto H needs to wait a bit more before grabbing or I need to stop using it.
Dechy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #39
n55x3
Captain
 
Drives: n55 BMWs
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: us

Posts: 663
iTrader: (0)

Auto hold does not cause any brake wear. It simply locks the rear pads in place. Think about it this way. If you put your parking brake on and come back 3 years later would there be any brake pad wear? Auto H is a great system and we also use it frequently, but I can tell you it's not causing any premature brake pad wear.

And concerning Brake energy regen, this also has no bearing on brake pad wear what so ever. Brakes ARE NOT engaged when coasting. The drag you feel when coasting is attributed to the regen system which couples the alternator to the motor. Brake Energy Regen is really a bad name as the system works when coasting and has absolutely no relationship with the brakes. It only engages when you are off the gas and coasting, but again, the brakes aren't 'dragging'.

Here's another post on the same topic: http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=13
n55x3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #40
gareth12468
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 X3 xDrive 28i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto

Posts: 307
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW X3  [0.00]
My 2011 28i has the front brakes changed around 10,000km under warranty because of the braking noise. My rear brakes were changed when it has the 24,000km service.
gareth12468 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #41
Markap
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 X3 2.8
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Virginia

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 X3 2.8  [0.00]
2003 BMW F650GS  [0.00]
2008 Volvo C70 'vert  [0.00]
1999 BMW R1100RS  [0.00]
1993 BMW K75S  [0.00]
My '11 2.8 has just under 22k miles and status says brakes in another 2k miles
Markap is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2012, 07:52 PM   #42
mibmwx3
Private First Class
 
mibmwx3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 X3 35i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan

Posts: 153
iTrader: (0)

In March, my expected replacement values were 56,000 front and 31,000 rear. Today they are 51,000 front and 29,000 rear.
mibmwx3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2012, 07:14 AM   #43
cheesebag
Debadged and Alpine Weiss!
 
cheesebag's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F25 X3 Msport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cannock UK

Posts: 249
iTrader: (0)

Booked in for tomorrow... I've now done 10,900 miles and the info system is telling me there are 300 miles left on my rear brake pads!!!! eeeek
cheesebag is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #44
Theelblue
New Member
 
Theelblue's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 X3 28i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC

Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)

My 2013 28i has only 290 miles on it. iDrive shows 31,000 left for front and 30,000 for rear. As someone said, I'm sure this is some sort of default value the vehicle starts with.
Theelblue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST