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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:11 AM
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Brake Question

Hi there
I'm a new X5 owner (about a year). For those city drivers, how often should I expect to have to replace front pads and rotors?
Thanks a lot
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:42 AM
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Impossible to say. Between 20k miles and 60k miles....depending on how you 'city drive'.

Are you running into pad/rotor issues??

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:51 AM
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thanks - we've got about 16,000 miles and my wife is the primary driver and I have to replace front pads and rotors, and they say in about 3 months I'll need to do the same on the rear.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:48 AM
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wow, that is incredible. She must drive like a manic, or with a foot on the brake peddle....

Did the "low brake pad warning" come up?

Or did the dealer screw you over and just tell you they were getting low and that 'they ought to be done"?? I assume in Canada you pay for your maintenance...here in the states it is free, so BMW won't replace them until the warning shows up.

Let us know how you know the fronts are shot...

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Old 07-13-2010, 11:06 AM
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the service light did come on to say front brake service in 600km so I took it in as we're going on a road trip. Apparently here in Canada this kind of wear and tear item is not covered unless you buy a supplemental package at the time of sale... and for the record I think my wife does drive it quite hard, I just didn't think that hard.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:33 AM
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Try and find an independent shop for brakes, or DIY...very easy, no need to pay BMW labour rates

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Old 07-15-2010, 10:23 AM
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Do you know if there is a DIY for brakes on bimmerfest? I couldn't find it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:18 AM
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Dunno.



I would be totally shocked if I was unable to find several DIYs using google in 5 minutes.

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:19 PM
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for the record I think my wife does drive it quite hard, I just didn't think that hard.
Is she a left foot-braker? Resting the left-foot lightly on the brake pedal when not actively braking is often a cause of premature brake wear. Next time you ride with her driving, pay attention to her left foot and see if she takes it off the pedal when not braking.

Don't bother asking, as every person I have seen do this denies doing it when you tell them about it... it's sort of an unconscious habit.

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Old 07-15-2010, 02:17 PM
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Don't bother asking, as every WOMAN I have seen do this denies doing it when you tell them about it... it's sort of an unconscious habit.
Fixed....
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:10 AM
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My boss burns up a set of brakes in his 3 series every 16-20k miles. I rode with him once on a 3 hour trip. My neck was stiff for days. As for me, I just checked the pads on my X5 yesterday. I have about 10-15k miles of wear left on both fronts and backs. So I will get about 65k miles out of the original set of brakes. Two simple rules: 1) Don't "drive" up to red lights and stop signs, and 2) don't apply brakes going into turns- it is a BMW afterall.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:55 AM
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My boss burns up a set of brakes in his 3 series every 16-20k miles. I rode with him once on a 3 hour trip. My neck was stiff for days. As for me, I just checked the pads on my X5 yesterday. I have about 10-15k miles of wear left on both fronts and backs. So I will get about 65k miles out of the original set of brakes. Two simple rules: 1) Don't "drive" up to red lights and stop signs, and 2) don't apply brakes going into turns- it is a BMW afterall.

Are you Italian ????......or maybe Brazilain ???.......You seem to drive with a lot of faith on the cars road holding ability.
or do you just mean, don't be hard on the brakes ?

I have to say, for such a heavy vehicle, it will stop on, almost, a Dime.
Last car I had with brakes like these was a Porsche 928 GTS
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