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Old 08-30-2005, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
quick question.. i have a yellow light with a 3 circles around either side of it. I think it's the break light.. Do you guys think it's worth while giong to the dealership and paying like 500 to a grand to get the breaks fixed or am i better off having a shop that will charge half do it?

I also have my 55000 KM service coming up in like 2 weeks.. does anyone know if that requires anything special or should i just take that to a shop as well? I think they just do basic fluid changes..

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make sure to ask that they keep some plasti-lube from the brake job handy...you know you are gonna be bent over the counter by the service advisor.
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is it also normal that my E-Brake light comes on every once in a while too? is that just because my brakes are low? this didn't start happening till the brake light came on.

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Is it also normal that my E-Brake light comes on every once in a while too? is that just because my brakes are low? this didn't start happening till the brake light came on.

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When your E-brake comes on, you are low on brake fluid - top it off !
Regarding changing brake pads, you are in Vancouver, Brian Jessel BMW has special right now on brake jobs -$ 173.50 parts (new pads+ sensor) and labour, wchich is like $ 145 US bucks , so I do not know it is worth to go to other places for this money and you get from them 2 year warranty on any job they perform !
BTW whole brake jobs ( new rotors, pads and labour) would cost you at Jessel $393.50.
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oh really.. my buddy just bought a 5 series from there and they sold him on this warranty saying that the brake job costs 500 for front and 5 for the back.. and that bmw brakes go every 30 k... Maybe tghat's just the 5 series..

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460 cdn plus 14.5 % tax for front brakes
356 cdn plus 14.5 % tax for back brakes

207 for 60 k service.. I think it's cheaper to take the car somewhere else.. all they're doiing for the service is a oil and filter change.. and the AC micro filter.. What arip..
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460 cdn plus 14.5 % tax for front brakes
356 cdn plus 14.5 % tax for back brakes

207 for 60 k service.. I think it's cheaper to take the car somewhere else.. all they're doiing for the service is a oil and filter change.. and the AC micro filter.. What arip..
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That is BS, go to their website and check it out ( print it!) , they have to give you price they advertise !
here is the link http://brianjessel.bmw.ca/en/pub/home/home.aspx
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$460 is for everything, new rotors ,pads and labour, also taxes are included in this price !
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Do you guys think it's a bad idea to change the brakes, but not the rotors? or how about shaving the rotors? why does BMW recommend against them?
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Do you guys think it's a bad idea to change the brakes, but not the rotors? or how about shaving the rotors? why does BMW recommend against them?
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The new one are 22mm and the limit is 20.4mm , so not much to "shave" or you gonna be under safety limit.Check the thickness first and you will know if you need new rotors.
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