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Old 07-24-2014, 05:11 AM
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?: LCI E93 Brake Dust or lack thereof

My '11 E93 LCI M Sport is the first BMW I've owned that doesn't spew out gobs of brake dust. In fact even in the winter when I'm more lackadaisical about washing my wheels look clean-ish.

Is this due to the brake pads in this model or does it have something to do w/ the M wheels repelling dust better? I'm curious because I've read that the F33 M Sport (w/ the standard brakes for that model, not the upgrade M brakes) is back to the old BMW brake dust barf-a-thon.
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My '11 E93 LCI M Sport is the first BMW I've owned that doesn't spew out gobs of brake dust. In fact even in the winter when I'm more lackadaisical about washing my wheels look clean-ish.

Is this due to the brake pads in this model or does it have something to do w/ the M wheels repelling dust better? I'm curious because I've read that the F33 M Sport (w/ the standard brakes for that model, not the upgrade M brakes) is back to the old BMW brake dust barf-a-thon.
BMW changed the brake pads after a certain date that puts out very little brake dust. I have not washed my car in a couple of weeks and my wheels are clean.
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There were several threads on this a while ago. Anecdotal evidence suggests the pad change was made starting with model year 2010.

See, e.g., http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=540000.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:23 AM
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I also looked at this thread below. My car was mistreated for the first 43k miles. Most of the dust comes off now when I wash it but there are some deposits that are persistent. Any good advice on the strongest,yet safe, stuff to get it off?

Only thing in the other thread said car shampoo works.

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There were several threads on this a while ago. Anecdotal evidence suggests the pad change was made starting with model year 2010.

See, e.g., http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=540000.
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I think that thread may have just completely answered why I think my brakes are inferior compared to the 2009 328i Xdrive coupe I drove.

Always wondered if there was a difference between the 2011 328i Xdrive sedan I bought, vs the 2009 328i Xdrive coupe I test drove... Now I know!


As my memory recalls:
Definitely more initial bite on the 2009 coupe I drove. Relative braking seemed about the same, with a slight degradation on my Sedan. Always wondered if I could upgrade my brakes since then because of it. May try Steel Brake lines to see if that changes anything.

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:24 PM
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Any good advice on the strongest,yet safe, stuff to get it off?
Have you tried the regular Soft Scrub without bleach? I used it on the wheels of a previous car of mine in a similar situation, and had good results.
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Have you tried the regular Soft Scrub without bleach? I used it on the wheels of a previous car of mine in a similar situation, and had good results.
Thanks! I will.
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