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Old 07-22-2013, 10:28 AM
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Brake pads service

i got service due for rear brake pads showing 700 miles due on console , dealer said the thickness left is 6mm on rear and quoted cost of $650 for both pads and rotors(only rear).

is this price is reasonable or should i consider indy??
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:34 AM
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Sounds horrific. Run away fast. Pads for rear, you can find between $90 and $120 or so, depending on if you want OEM or something aftermarket. Rotor are between $50-80 a piece, or so.

Big time rip-off. The rear sensor on the right side is also only a few bucks at most. The swap is incredibly easy, and should only take an hour at most with a good DIY found here:http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473763
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:43 AM
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$650??? Nope nope nope. Run away and don't look back.
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i got service due for rear brake pads showing 700 miles due on console , dealer said the thickness left is 6mm on rear and quoted cost of $650 for both pads and rotors(only rear).

is this price is reasonable or should i consider indy??

Way high - why noy DIY? Easy job.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:10 PM
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...mine is in the shop, I'd do it for free just to do something and show you how if you were nearby. If you have never done it, can be scary, but you can't mess up too much trying or taking off the wheels and checking it out. Typically about 2-3 bolts per side after taking off the wheel to get caliper and rotor off. Watch some You Tube videos on how to do BMW rear brakes. Will save you a LOT of money in the future!
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Bring it to me and I'll do it for $600.
But seriously, take it to an indy if you don't want to do it yourself. For what it's worth, I think brakes are just about the easiest job you can do. Save yourself the money and do it yourself. Use the left over money from what you would have spent, and take the old lady out and treat her to a nice evening.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:35 AM
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Bring it to me and I'll do it for $600.
But seriously, take it to an indy if you don't want to do it yourself. For what it's worth, I think brakes are just about the easiest job you can do. Save yourself the money and do it yourself. Use the left over money from what you would have spent, and take the old lady out and treat her to a nice evening.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:28 AM
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i never did on my own , ill check with an indy and let you know.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:49 AM
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You don't need to replace the rotor if you don't have to. I only replaced the rotor on the 3rd set of the rear pad.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:01 AM
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i never did on my own , ill check with an indy and let you know.
Time to learn. Do it yourself then enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done and the ton of saved money.

Believe me, it's an easy job.
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I'd take the time to learn how to use a brake bleeder too (easy), you can get one from Bavauto for a few bucks, I'd recommend swapping brake fluid if you know it hasn't been done in 1.5-2 years. Make sure to pump those brakes though, or you'll get a nice surprise halfway down the road.
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I'd take the time to learn how to use a brake bleeder too (easy), you can get one from Bavauto for a few bucks, I'd recommend swapping brake fluid if you know it hasn't been done in 1.5-2 years. Make sure to pump those brakes though, or you'll get a nice surprise halfway down the road.
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Go to an indy. Cheapest way is DIY. $650 is cost of parts for both front and rear including sensors and a brake flush, if you DIY.
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Do you have any tools would be #1 question? You'll need some specific ones so that could cost you a little more but could start building your collection as well. Sears or local auto repair has what you need. You can ebay or Amazon and get some great deals on tools! Nothing is more satisfying then fixing your own stuff and saving $$$ to spend on yourself or significant other. And after a while, you'll be wanting to fix more yourself! Brakes are one of the best starting points to car repair. YOU CAN DO IT without anyone helping you. YOU TUBE search the repair like I said before and check it out. You can get the cheapest rotors and brakes at Autozone or online and worst case scenario if you don't like them is get better ones and do them again....and you'll still be under $650.00! I can do both sides tires on to start under 45 minutes! It may take you 2-3 hours the first time as you are seeing and learning. That's ok. Get a 6 pack. You need a jack and jack stands as well as the proper socket and wratchet to get those lug bolts out. After that, it is Chocolate Cake my friend! And after you are done, they won't hurt you or your car a tiny bit if you screwed anything up, which you won't! PM me and I will walk you through it! Or I'll call you! We're here to help. 714 321 9433 is my cell#. I don't get enough chances to help people or return favors so use me. You are here for help and guidance and we can give you that.

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You don't need to replace the rotor if you don't have to. I only replaced the rotor on the 3rd set of the rear pad.
second that, I just did my brakes, still had pad left but if you catch if before the sensor goes off you will save another 60 bucks, My rotors were still above min by about 100 thousands so I just pushed the piston back in and replaced the pads only, I figure BMW has a safety margin factored in the thickness too, I did take the calipers off and clean them up and paint them, They are Aluminum so be careful with them.

I have wondered why BMW has sensors since they recommend replacing the rotors everytime, unless is just to remind you to come in and spend some money
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second that, I just did my brakes, still had pad left but if you catch if before the sensor goes off you will save another 60 bucks, My rotors were still above min by about 100 thousands so I just pushed the piston back in and replaced the pads only, I figure BMW has a safety margin factored in the thickness too, I did take the calipers off and clean them up and paint them, They are Aluminum so be careful with them.

I have wondered why BMW has sensors since they recommend replacing the rotors everytime, unless is just to remind you to come in and spend some money
The sensor is there because people don't check stuff any more. Every day I here a car go by with no brakes left aka metal to metal scraping.
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i never did on my own , ill check with an indy and let you know.

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And Indy'll do the same, good stuff if you're unable to work on your ride. BUT! It is good to work with your hands, and to know your ride!
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:54 AM
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can i go with the pads below
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...ke+pads+-+rear

and for rotors

http://www.******************.com/sk...3-1934700.html
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:05 AM
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its now on 37500
Have the fronts been done yet? Not sure how long the rears should last but 37500 seems a bit early?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:38 AM
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as per my BC fronts showing due for 17000 mi , and rears showing due for 700 mi.
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