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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by Pegasus@Sep 15 2004, 12:22 PM |
I have noticed that when pushing hard on the brakes of my E36 318is (25000 miles), smoke comes out of my rear brakes (I think...). It also smells like something is burning or hot in there.
The brakes feel fine, the car stops well and no warning light is on. When I bought the car (last week), I had to add some brake fluid because the level was too low. I used Castrol DOT 4 brake fluid.
Is this normal? I am new to BMWs but I have not experienced this with other cars.
| Originally posted by bitcore@Sep 15 2004, 02:39 PM |
Burning rubber? rear wheels will lock up MUCH quicker than front due to weight transfer, some tires have a tendancy to start smoking like a B without much sliding going on.
Maybe you locked the rear wheels, but since ABS kicked in, you stayed in controll and didn't feel any rear swaying.
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