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Old 12-24-2012, 02:49 PM
Daboogster Daboogster is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 335i
335i Squeek/Squeal

I solved it by putting on aftermarket drilled & slotted rotors and ceramic brake pads. No more brake dust either!

My original rear driver's side brake was not lubed correctly by BMW, and was very dry. So only one side of the caliper was pressing against the rotor. It wore much worse than all the other brake pads and since the wear sensor was on the other side, it wound up trashing the rotor(!)

Everything is done correctly now (by me). It is rather easy to change the brakes and rotors, takes about two hours. The hardest thing was getting the aluminum wheels off the steel hubs. BMW and my dealer did not place any anti-seize or plastic separator between the aluminum and steel. I don't think I've hit anything so hard so many times with a rubber hammer in my life as I did hitting that back wheel! One of my car guru friends said next time to loosen the wheel nuts a small amount then drive the car around the block to pop the wheels loose from the hubs without popping a blood vessel.

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