E46Fanatics - View Single Post - Metallic banging noise from front brakes when braking
View Single Post
Old 10-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #8
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 128
My Ride: 2003 BMW 330i Sport
If they were that worn you should have seen a light come on indicating they were done.

If you didn't then you need to check with the person who did your brakes as to why the sensor didn't go off. BMW pads have NO metal shim that contacts the rotor when the pad is worn - this shim is what gives that annoying squeal and makes you check your pads. Since they are not on BMW pads the electronic wear sensor becomes more important as you don't know there is a problem until you drag a pad on the rotor.
Fry-man22 is offline   Reply With Quote