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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:45 AM
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Break noise pls help

Hello I have an e60 08 528i. I think my breaks need to be changed because when I press on the pedal I can hear the annoying sound of The breaks but my dealer said its only dust is it true? It's still under warranty. Or is it that they don't wanna do it?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:09 AM
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At low speeds, the brakes on my 550 have squeaked since the day I bought it. There are a bunch of threads on this forum about squeaking brakes, some have gotten the dealers to change pads, others haven't. I've just lived with it, doesn't really bother me.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:35 AM
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At low speeds, the brakes on my 550 have squeaked since the day I bought it. There are a bunch of threads on this forum about squeaking brakes, some have gotten the dealers to change pads, others haven't. I've just lived with it, doesn't really bother me.
Same here. Low speeds mine will squeal a little. Not really a screech almost like a boost type sound though. Dealer said normal and no fixy
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:38 AM
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At low speeds, the brakes on my 550 have squeaked since the day I bought it. There are a bunch of threads on this forum about squeaking brakes, some have gotten the dealers to change pads, others haven't. I've just lived with it, doesn't really bother me.
Same here with 08 550
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:41 PM
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Living with it Would drive me nuts.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:02 PM
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My 08 550 does the exact same thing. It sounds like a very common thing with BMW.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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I had the same problem, the noise was reduced to near gone by not only changing breaks, but the disc at the same time.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:54 PM
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When I had that problem I told my SA and he said it shouldnt make noise. They ended up doing a complete brake job since that squeaking noise was the built in noise warning. Ever since the brake job my brakes are quiet, even under extreme braking conditions.
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Yes, the noise is definitely signs of break pad issues... Better to check with a dealer or BMW service guys..
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:01 AM
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3 E60s and my brakes have never sqeaked with OEM rotors and pads
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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Don't put up with squeaking brakes!

Several posters have said that their brakes "have always squeaked," and there seems to be an impression that this is "normal" for BMW brakes.

Not so!! Notwithstanding the wear sensor noise from worn pads, if your brakes are squeaking, it's because the pads and guide pins aren't properly lubed. I have/do own three 5ers (E39, E60, and F10), and can tell you that brake squeaking is not "normal." It's not detrimental, so a dealership won't "fixy", but it is annoying, and you don't have to put up with it. This is a simple 30-minute DIY project.

Here's my own recent experience: For the first three years of ownership, the brakes on my E60 never made any noise whatsoever. Once the front pads had worn down to the sensor at about 52,000 miles, I of course got that feedback that it was time to change the pads and rotors.

When I changed the pads and rotors, I lubricated the contact points of the new pads and calipers, and put everything back together, but I noticed a bit of squeel after a day or two. It wasn't loud, but it was annoying and NOT normal, so I took the brakes apart to relube them.

This time I (again) thoroughly cleaned the pads and calipers, but this time I re-lubed not only the brake pad-caliper contact points, but also put a thin coat of lubricant on the shafts of the two guide bolts. Problem solved. No brake squeal whatsoever.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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If the rotors are evenly worn, the pads have useful life left, and the sensor is properly located, the OEM pads are known to squeak because they use copper in the formulation of the pads. When the copper residue builds up on the rotor, and to a lesser extent the wheels, it's know to make a squealing noise. Those who generally don't get the problem regularly clean the brake dust and those who get the problem usually don't clean off the break dust as frequently or as well. The easiest solution is to switch to aftermarket pads which use a different compound, one without copper and one which doesn't create as much dust. The OE pads perform OK but they use a midgrade compound at best.
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