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Old 10-05-2014, 09:33 PM
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Rotors always replaced with Pads?

When our pads are replaced, shouldn’t our rotors be replaced as well, and doesn’t BMW recommend same?

My pads were just replaced, but the dealer didn’t replace the rotors. Now I feel more play in the pedal is needed to come to a stop, and that the nose of the car dives slightly more than before.

Is there an adjustment for this or should my rotors have been replaced as well?

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Old 10-05-2014, 09:56 PM
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It would get quite expensive to replace rotors every time you did pads. No, it's not necessary at all. Replace the rotors when their life is over, not when the pads life is over
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:02 AM
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No. I've never replaced rotors on a car.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:33 AM
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BMW is replacing rotors every time they replace pads in GCC countries. BMW in Abu Dhabi replaced front and rear pads and rotors of my 550i for free (24000KM). My brother did the same in Bahrain and they replaced all pads and rotors for free (32000km). I believe it is normal practice here!
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:19 AM
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Unless your rotors look like on the picture below - there's no need to replace them along with the pads.




Rotors usually last 100k-120k km (60k-70k miles) for front breaks and 200k-250k km (125k-150k miles) for the rear.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:45 AM
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Rotors always replaced with Pads?

My service indicator icon just came on for my front brakes , when the rear pads were replaced they did not replace the rotors as they were well with in spec 4mm . Click image for larger version

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:58 AM
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BMW measures the rotors when they check your brakes (or replace the pads). If they are above their minimum tolerance they don't replace them. At least here.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:23 AM
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Auto repair stations look to maximize their profits by pushing pad replacement along with rotors. You would be amazed how many uninformed rivers fall for this ploy.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:22 PM
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Unless your rotors look like on the picture below - there's no need to replace them along with the pads.




Rotors usually last 100k-120k km (60k-70k miles) for front breaks and 200k-250k km (125k-150k miles) for the rear.
I think you can turn those and be good for another 100k miles!
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:30 PM
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If your rotors are within spec and not warped then there's no need to change.
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