Okay, I'm relatively new to BMW ownership but over the 3 or 4 months
I've been listening in on this group I have read a number of posts
concerning brake discs (rotors not pads) wearing out in 50/60k miles. Is
this typical, or am I picking up on something that might not really be
the norm? I'm talking BMW models generally, of course.
To put this in perspective, my daily use vehicle is a 1996 LR Discovery
which has 150k+ miles on the clock and which I've owned from new. The
rear rotors are the originals and the fronts have been replaced once
(under warranty) due to hairline cracking. This vehicle spends quite a
bit of it's time off-tarmac - typically 15 miles per day, 3 or 4 days a
week - because of my job and the brakes are, therefore, subjected to
much more abuse than a normal road car. During an off-tarmac foray the
brakes are often covered/submerged in muddy gloop but despite this even
the pads last 45/50k.
I understand that compared to the Discovery (even with it's 3.9litre V8
engine) just about any BMW is a "performance" car but the LR is over 2
tonnes so stopping from almost any speed in a hurry needs considerable
I'd appreciate any comments from the members of this group on this subject.
Click to see the full signature.