Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 10-29-2012, 04:21 PM
coolguy1 coolguy1 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 142
Mein Auto: 2006 525i
so Parts are about $100/axle/Pad in Ebay

What are the installation cost per axle through an independent Tech?

if rotor replacement also needed, then part is about $100/rotor/axle -- How much for additional install cost per axle?

Last edited by coolguy1; 10-29-2012 at 04:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-29-2012, 06:38 PM
wiredread wiredread is offline
Registered User
Location: ny
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 31
Mein Auto: 2006 bmw 530xi
Thats way too much money for the rotors. I did front brakes with the rotors changed and it cost me about 270 with sensor and other parts.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-29-2012, 07:18 PM
coolguy1 coolguy1 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 142
Mein Auto: 2006 525i
Man... It's soo tough to find a normal pricing anywhere w/ Independent Techs.. You have to make zillion calls and each ones pricing is sooo different. Once you move to a new place, the hunt begins all over. I have few things to take care: Break Pads, oil change, filters, brake fluid etc.. Each place offers very different prices lol.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-29-2012, 08:34 PM
supratreo supratreo is offline
Registered User
Location: CA
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: 08 535i
im sure the quality of work/experience also varies with price so also take that into account. however, if you can, do the brakes and oil change your self, its very easy.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-13-2012, 12:55 PM
CarGuyHere CarGuyHere is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Toronto
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 106
Mein Auto: 535Xi before a 330Xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcy View Post
Buy rotors and pads on-line (RMeuropean dot com, AutohausAZ dot com are good) and replace them yourself or find an independent mechanic.
Take a calipers and measure the thickness of rotors. If the current thickness of the rotors is below the MINIMUM required, then replace the rotors. Otherwise, it's not necessary.
What is the minimum thickness for a 2008 535Xi?? Or where would I find that info?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 11-13-2012, 12:58 PM
CarGuyHere CarGuyHere is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Toronto
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 106
Mein Auto: 535Xi before a 330Xi
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Wow. You even beat this guy who only got about 120K miles on his rotors!

Is that the new fad in brake rotors?? No more drilled!

(I can't believe anyone could do that) I wonder how wierd that would feel braking.

The things people do to reduce weight!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:15 PM
CarGuyHere CarGuyHere is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Toronto
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 106
Mein Auto: 535Xi before a 330Xi
Question

How does BMW know that I need to replace my brake in 3000 miles??

Does it actually measure the thickness, or the computer assumes how much has worn off?

And, if measured, how accurate is it?

How far can I do past the "due date?"
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:24 PM
Gustavoerod's Avatar
Gustavoerod Gustavoerod is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 135
Mein Auto: 2006 530i
The break sensor is designed to wear off at specific rate, that's how the computer determines how long you have before new pads are needed.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:26 PM
Gustavoerod's Avatar
Gustavoerod Gustavoerod is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 135
Mein Auto: 2006 530i
Crazy part is, when I changed my pads I noticed there's so much pad left on them that any other car without a sensor can go about 15k miles more with those pads.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:33 PM
CarGuyHere CarGuyHere is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Toronto
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 106
Mein Auto: 535Xi before a 330Xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gustavoerod View Post
Crazy part is, when I changed my pads I noticed there's so much pad left on them that any other car without a sensor can go about 15k miles more with those pads.
That's sounds like BMW!

Did you replace pads, or pads and rotors?

I NEVER replace rotors until they give me a problem such as warped. So usually its two sets of pads for each set of rotors.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Gustavoerod's Avatar
Gustavoerod Gustavoerod is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 135
Mein Auto: 2006 530i
Same philosophy here, don't need new rotors until warped.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms