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how long can u drive on your brake pads after the brake pad wear warning light has come on??

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not too long. you dont want the rivets eating up your rotor

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in kilometers its like 1000-2000max

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so like no more than 500 miles and try to engine brake alot?

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the person who owned my car before me did not pay the extra $10 to have the damn sensor put in.

I drove on mine until they started to squeal like hell and found out while rotating my tires I had almost no pad left and was eating up the rotor bad.

If you want to upgrade rotors, you can wait a little longer to save that money up if you need to, but if you dont act quick enough then you will have to resurface or buy new rotors.

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its gona be tough to get my car in until the weekend... but i guess i only drive like 20-30 miles a day max.

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you should be fine then.

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what did it cost you to replace them parts and labor

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60 bucks here...just parts. It's an easy DIY unless your rotor needs turned.
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i suck at DIY

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plus a guy that works for my dad owns a preowned bmw/ porsche dealer and his best friend happens to own a bmw werkshop in the same building, so i think i can get a hook up.

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I did my pad and rotor replacement myself with another guy who works at dealerships on hand should I do something wrong. It's real simple. The heardest part was pushing the calipers back out. But since you have a hookup it wont matter.

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