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Re: Jim, Question - Ahh - BMW Brakes ! (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on July 08, 2000 at 12:22:44:

In Reply to: Jim, Question posted by EricS on July 07, 2000 at 22:41:51:

: Jim, do you replace rotors each time you replace pads? If not, do you cut the rotors? Also, what type of pads do you use.
: thanks.

I once had a pair of rotors turned - only lasted one year and warped - never again.

Assuming that the rotors were more than 50% gone when I changed pads - yes I would change both.
I would never put new rotors on with old pads.

Regarding pads - I have always used the BMW pads specified for the car. Although I "HATE" the dust I don't want to get into doing a lot of experimenting, and possible getting squeeling - which BMW seems to finally have almost eliminated (thank you !).

Now if they can solve the dust problem I will be really impressed.

Jim Cash

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