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Old 09-12-2019, 02:07 PM
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Brake pad replace notification in 22000 miles

I had gotten Rotors, pad and sensor replaced 2 years go. Front and rears. Used the textar etar pads with no brake dust and Zimmerman rotors .
I have driven 22k miles, all city downtown driving.

The CBS is saying front pad needs to be replaced and rear needs to be replaced in 1200 miles.

I plan to purchase parts from fcpeuro and get them installed by indy shop , they charge 200 for labor for front, and $200 for rear.

The parts are $500 from fcpeuro for pads(akebono) rotor (zimmermann) and sensor. Total cost parts plus labor $900.

My question is, should I simply believe the CBS and replace pads,rotors, sensors?? At this rate its costing me $900 every 22k miles which is 2 years. Or should I hold off on purchasing parts online, take it to the indy shop to have them check if the brakes rotors really need to be replaced. I was expecting these zimmermann rotors and textar epad to last longer than the 22k miles.



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Old 09-12-2019, 02:28 PM
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Always have visual inspection. Take it to the shop.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:22 PM
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You typically have more time until the pads need to be replaced but Gary is right in that you need to visually inspect. I currently have 0 miles until front is due (warning says due now with the light on) and 1,200 to go in the back. Iíll do them this month but I have mmís left until it truly is at minimum.


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Old 09-12-2019, 03:49 PM
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the wear rates you've written is pretty typical of what I've seen in my 4.5 years of ownership. Considering you do a lot of urban driving, that's very good wear!

That said, the CBS is an estimate based on your pad sensor. The true measure is to use the tool to measure rotor and pad thickness. There is a manufacture suggested minimum thickness of the rotor stamped on the rotor. Typically, the rotors will last a bit longer than the pads, but not by much. The pads, theoretically will last so long as there's "meat" on it. You can gauge that visually. I'm not sure if there's a suggested minimum thickness on the pads other than when the sensor trips the CBS.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:38 PM
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Thanks for clarification.
If I have to spend roughly 1000 every 2 years on new brake set, thats 5000 in 10 years. Just for brakes. And other repair costs are going up, replacing Air springs shortly. Probably time to trade in this beamer for a Tesla Model X or the Model Y releasing next year. . Teslaís have regenerative braking and autonomous drive.
I have the x5 Xdrive35i from 2011 and it has 64k miles today.


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Old 09-12-2019, 05:00 PM
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Thanks for clarification.
If I have to spend roughly 1000 every 2 years on new brake set, thats 5000 in 10 years. Just for brakes. And other repair costs are going up, replacing Air springs shortly. Probably time to trade in this beamer for a Tesla Model X or the Model Y releasing next year. . Teslaís have regenerative braking and autonomous drive.
I have the x5 Xdrive35i from 2011 and it has 64k miles today.


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Nothing to do with pads or rotors. Regenerative means braking feeds the battery to charge it.

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Old 09-12-2019, 10:22 PM
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Well, if you buy from FCP Euro then youíre not buying parts again, just shipping and install.

Out of curiosity, whatís the depreciation on a new Tesla? Have not looked into it but Iím sure itís more than brakes on an X5 that will admittedly have to be replaced at some point but the further you delay it the better off you are.


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Old 09-12-2019, 11:22 PM
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Probably time to trade in this beamer for a Tesla Model X or the Model Y releasing next year.
Yeah, agree.

The tesla model x & y should cost $0 to keep going to 10 years
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:44 PM
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Nothing to do with pads or rotors. Regenerative means braking feeds the battery to charge it.





Regen brake system slows the car , hence causes less brake pad usage compared to non-regen. Hence rotors and pads will last longer


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Old 09-12-2019, 11:46 PM
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Well, if you buy from FCP Euro then youíre not buying parts again, just shipping and install.

Out of curiosity, whatís the depreciation on a new Tesla? Have not looked into it but Iím sure itís more than brakes on an X5 that will admittedly have to be replaced at some point but the further you delay it the better off you are.


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You mean due to FCP Euroís lifetime replacement warranty. I was not aware of that , 2 years ago i had purchased brake kits from AutohausAZ.


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Old 09-13-2019, 07:14 AM
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The rotors are usually replaced only on every other pad change. Check the thickness
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