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Re: Does anyone have a bad problem with break dust (archive)

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Posted by Steve Hodges on November 06, 2000 at 11:07:40:

In Reply to: Does anyone have a bad problem with break dust? posted by CGC on November 06, 2000 at 10:57:57:

That is the one thing I have noticed. I can drive the car one day and actually see the break dust accumulation on the wheels.

I have some stuff that will help out, but I haven't had time to apply it.

Is this normal for the pads installed from the factory?

This is a common problem for BMW brake pads.
People (who care)have been complaining about it
ever since I can remember. It has something to do
with the high carbon content of the pad material.
I am not sure if is a cost issue,a wear issue or a combination of both. I have talked with my dealer about it and as far as I can tell it is not on BMW's priority list. What a lot of us have done is
switched to aftermarket brake pads that perform just as well as stock pads but use materials that
contain none or low amounts of carbon. I installed
pads made by EBC on both the front and rear of my 2.3 Z3 and what a difference !!! The pads are made
of Kevlar and there is virtually no dust even after several days of driving. They are the "Green" pads recommended for street use. I purchased mune through HMS Motorsport. Steve Hodges

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