E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-15-2002, 10:26 AM   #1
trkmedic69
Abominable Ho-Man
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Philly (Media)
Posts: 469
My Ride: 2000 BMW 323i
Send a message via AIM to trkmedic69
Question Question for the Techies about Brakes and Rotors....

About a month ago i replaced my OEM brake pads with Axxis deluxe... So far nothing but positive comments in all respects. When I did so, my OEM Pads were pretty worn and ready for replacement. My inspection 1 is coming up and I know they would have replaced the OEM pads then (had I not changed them)....

My question is - would the dealer do anything to the rotors or other brake equipment when changing the pads? I thought I had heard that the rotors were replaced when the pads were... Is this true (and will they still do it under warranty since I changed the pads)??

I just want to make sure if I'm supposed to do anything with the rotors, lines, fluid or anything else that it gets done. Thanks!

__________________
trkmedic69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 05-15-2002, 10:44 AM   #2
vinnymac
St. Louis BMW Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Posts: 7,155
My Ride: 2011 335is
Send a message via AIM to vinnymac
It really depends on the condition of your rotors...

they may replace them if they do not meet OEM spec or if they are heavily warped.
vinnymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2002, 11:02 AM   #3
trkmedic69
Abominable Ho-Man
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Philly (Media)
Posts: 469
My Ride: 2000 BMW 323i
Send a message via AIM to trkmedic69
Re: It really depends on the condition of your rotors...

Quote:
Originally posted by vinnymac
they may replace them if they do not meet OEM spec or if they are heavily warped.
since i changed pads though will they not touch my rotors? When is brake fluid changed?
__________________
trkmedic69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2002, 11:09 AM   #4
SteveL
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 91
My Ride: '02 330Ci & '98 528i
Depending on your dealer.....

They may charge for new rotors, claiming that the non OEM pads caused extra wear and voided the warranty. If they are still in good shape and meet factory specs, you shouldn't need to replace. If they are going to charge you for new rotors, go aftermarket and get cross drilled or slotted for less money. If you changed the pads yourself, you can easily do the rotors too.
SteveL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2002, 02:28 PM   #5
emi323i
E46 Pioneer
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: nowhere
Posts: 388
My Ride: none
you should replace rotors at least every 2 years...

just for the heck of it. they're not expensive if DIY. bmw recommends new Brake fluid every 2 years, but any real expert will tell you it should be done every year. especially if you live in humid areas (snow, rain, high humidity, etc)
emi323i is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use