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      09-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #45
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I hit 10,000 miles yesterday, so ill have a check as well.. although I think service plus covers pads, so not sure I'll be too bothered..

sfax.. yes! What the hell has happened to the weather, its friggin freezing.. I was hoping for at least a hot september to make up for the awful summer..
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      09-01-2012, 05:01 AM   #46
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      09-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #47
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When I was looking around at new X3 to replace my first gen X3 one salesman suggested brakes pads would need to be replaced every 30k. I have done 57k in current X3 without needing new pads. (managed similar in previous car)

It is something (if I remember) I'll ask when I pick up new car tomorrow
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      09-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #48
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Anyone care to chip in on this topic again as I am unsure what happened on the last thread as posts are now removed but it seemed to result in lotus 7 leaving ??

Anyway, I just wondered if any one else was having what I would class as premature wear on rear brake pads with the indicator showing replacement due at 15000 miles

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BMW replaced the rear pads on my 09 335i at 20K miles, and now they're doing it again at 44K miles. That seems very excessive to me, but I use the cruise control quite a lot and the cruise system utilizes the rear brakes to hold the speed constant. That's the only reason I can possibly think could cause rear brake wear that quickly.
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      09-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #49
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I have 10,000 km and the rears are have 19,000 km left while the fronts have 40,000 km left in them....
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BMW replaced the rear pads on my 09 335i at 20K miles, and now they're doing it again at 44K miles. That seems very excessive to me, but I use the cruise control quite a lot and the cruise system utilizes the rear brakes to hold the speed constant. That's the only reason I can possibly think could cause rear brake wear that quickly.
Some cars are designed to engage the rear brakes before the fronts to mitigate front nose dives. Sorta like applying bicycle brakes. Is this the case with BMW, couldn't say for sure.
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      09-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #51
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I have 1400 miles on my 2013 X3 and have noticed the rear disks look more "used" than the fronts - no wear at all on the fronts and there are lines on the rears.
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Some cars are designed to engage the rear brakes before the fronts to mitigate front nose dives. Sorta like applying bicycle brakes. Is this the case with BMW, couldn't say for sure.
x2! BMWs definitely drag the rears to prevent front end squat. Electronic brake force distribution. BMW has been using it for years. On leisure stops the rears are engaged first and essentially drag you to a stop. On panic stops or during spirited braking the fronts brake with more force if you are aggressive with the brake pedal and you can definitely feel the front end squat.
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      09-13-2012, 07:09 AM   #53
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My only gripe so far.... New rear pads at 11,000 miles but BMW did pay half
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      09-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #54
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I managed to get 30,000kms out of the rear pads of my RWD E90 325i, and I know traction kicks in a lot more with snow duty. What has changed in the F25 that makes it not last as long?
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Weight. I think the E90 325 was about 900 lbs lighter than an X3. That makes a huge difference. Also the X3 has more suspension travel thus braking in normal cases is rear biased. While the E90, being much more sporty, can afford to distribute brake force more evenly due to the tighter suspension and being less prone to squat at the front end.
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Bumping. Has anybody done a DIY or inspected the brakes and found that the rear pads still have a way to go even though the maintenance minder is calling for service?
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