Is it necessary to replace brake pads with new rotors? - E46Fanatics 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

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld

Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld
Have some questions about suspension or brake setups for your E46 BMW? Get all your answers here!
Sponsored by BimmerWorld

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-15-2019, 05:49 AM   #1
gateguardian
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: EU
Posts: 44
My Ride: Focus>E39>E46
Is it necessary to replace brake pads with new rotors?

I replaced my brake pads and resurfaced the brake rotors at the end of last year. Have done 3k miles since then.
The rotors got warped after the resurface, so I have to replace them now too.
Question is - can used brake pads damage new rotors? Asking friends, they go both ways.
My reasoning is that the brake pad is of a softer surface vs the the rotor, so it shouldn't be able to damage/ deform the rotor in any way.


gateguardian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
armenh7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: California
Posts: 8,209
My Ride: 2002 325i
E46 rotors are quite thin and resurfacing them makes them even thinner
__________________
armenh7 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Updating all brake hoses, rotors, pads, flush fanatichuman General E46 Forum 32 03-26-2019 10:55 PM
** 4 Sale - Misc Audio Equipment!!!! Craig Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 20 07-20-2009 08:45 PM
Brake Pad Light came on.....new pads? sensor issue? bgsmith General E46 Forum 9 01-15-2009 02:32 AM
Car shakes slightly when driving with new Drilled/slotted rotors Titanium3Series Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 18 12-29-2008 02:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.