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Old 07-14-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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New pads not making full contact?

Hey guys, I searched for this topic but didn't find anything, so apologies if it's been covered.

I recently replaced the pads on my 330ci (pagid reds from bavauto) on all four corners. Install went off without a hitch and everything feels fine while braking. However, I have noticed on my driver side rear rotor, a ring of rust from what I assume is the pad not making full contact with the rotor. It's only on the driver's side, which I think is weird

I have bedded the pads once, but was planning on doing it again today. However, if that doesnt work I am out of ideas. Any thoughts? It looks awful and I cant imagine that ring building up is good for anyone
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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You need to disassemble the drivers rear & diagnose the problem. If at that point you can't figure it out, start snapping pics so we have a shot at helping you.

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Old 07-15-2014, 04:28 AM   #4
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What if... the previous pad has worn the rotor unevenly and the new pad simply doesn't touch the over-worn part?
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:49 PM   #5
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Did you have the rotors machined or just slap pads on?
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:37 PM   #6
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Did you install the factory brake pad retaining / anti-rattle clips? The pads probably just need time to wear down a bit.
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