Have an '04 325xi, 10K miles, driven daily. Brake friction noise has
always been audible since new, just a rubbing sound seemingly from the
pads. Dealer checked them and said the were fine, and just changed the
Dealer changed brake fluid after 10k miles??? I sure hope he didn't
charge you for this since it was most likely not necessary.
Is the car parked outside or inside at night and at daily destination?
What type of climate do you live in?
I do not currently own a BMW, but wonder if the manual really calls for
a change of brake fluid that frequently. GM and Dodge cars do NOT
specify any routine change of brake fluid - ever!
If you are right, I say "so much for well engineered German cars."
Someone please check your manual for brake fluid change interval and
Tom K. wrote:
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air. This can cause problems with
heavy braking as water boils at a much lower temperature than the brake
fluid and at worst you could lose the brakes completely. Then there's the
corrosion issue of pipes, etc.
*Middle age is when it takes longer to rest than to get tired.
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
I don't want to drive in Neils' car with old brake fluid.....
here is what the BMW 2003 Service maintenance Checklist says...
"Replace brake fluid every 2 years (time interval begins from vehicle's
I agree that the fluid shoud be replaced, but I have trouble resolving
the brake fluid with the OPs complaints.
TO THE OP
I have a 94 3 Series that had Raybestos Professional Grade (product
name) pads on it. They were noisey too, but I seriously doubt that you
have replacement parts on your car yet.
It is hard to tell what you are complaining of, brake pads are
stationary and the brake rotors move. It is somewhat normal to hear
when these parts comed together.
Obviously, there is noise that is worthy of concern, but there are also
noises that are within the realm of "normal:.
Well, I have been driving cars for almost 40 years, many different
makes. I have never had one where I heard the rubbing sound I do on
So, I guess what I hear I feel is unusual, especially since it is the
best car I ever owned.
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