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Old 01-24-2022, 02:17 AM
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I will take a closer look this week. When I put the snow tires on a couple months back they had plenty of meat left. But I didn't look closely at all eight pads.


I also spent some time on my rear light housings. I was getting "check lights messages" for both sides. Mine have a couple of the metal tab things loose, so I used a soldering iron to melt some of the plastic in order to hold the tabs more solidly, then glued them back in as good as I could. Then I applied dielectric grease to every connection. We will see if that fix lasts, otherwise it might be time for new taillights. It looks like both of the taillight seals have shrunk too, letting a bit of water in, but does not seem to be damaging anything.
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Even BMW calls that the start of the end. I think you get 1000 mile countdown from when the sensor trips. (will change to -600 if you try to reset the light with the sensor already tripped).
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If you have 3mm of pad left, they are DONE. Some people might see that as "start", I see it as "end".
Sorry Andrew. I know your pragmatism and desire to get your full money's worth, but I have to change pads as well 3mm. If I ever have to put a piece of tape on the cluster... it's time to sell the car or send it to the crusher.

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Looks beautiful. Now how do you keep it clean on the way home with all that white stuff around?

Haven't done anything with the vehicles this week what with the vid running through the family. But I have done some work on the garage. Organizing, adding some cabinets, and garage vacuum. Still have some work to do, and want to sheet rock that wall still. But it's coming along nicely I think.

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It was -15c on that day, so roads where nice and dry.
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Sorry Andrew. I know your pragmatism and desire to get your full money's worth, but I have to change pads as well 3mm. If I ever have to put a piece of tape on the cluster... it's time to sell the car or send it to the crusher.
Oh I see the light on dash as "front of the line" priority. I'm just pointing out that if they start at 10mm thick you've used 70% of the pad material when the light comes on. They are maybe 90% worn as some thickness is of course just to hold the thing on.

I have worn pads far enough they were for sure "overdue" and I don't recommend pushing it. It is definitely "time to get into rotation" when the light comes on.

ASAP once the light comes on is for sure the best plan especially since only one of four pads has a sensor.
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Oh I see the light on dash as "front of the line" priority. I'm just pointing out that if they start at 10mm thick you've used 70% of the pad material when the light comes on. They are maybe 90% worn as some thickness is of course just to hold the thing on.

I have worn pads far enough they were for sure "overdue" and I don't recommend pushing it. It is definitely "time to get into rotation" when the light comes on.

ASAP once the light comes on is for sure the best plan especially since only one of four pads has a sensor.
The big question with the pad wear light is how the pad material is adhered to the backing plate?

If it's riveted, then you need to change asap or else you'll trash the rotors. Not really a big deal if you plan to replace the rotors with the pads, of course.

If it's just bonded (basically glued) in place, then you can pretty much keep going all the way to just before the backing plate. Unfortunately, it's not always obvious which is which.
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It's worth noting that pads don't always wear evenly and as Andrew pointed out above - four pads, one sensor. It's a crap-shoot.
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The big question with the pad wear light is how the pad material is adhered to the backing plate?

If it's riveted, then you need to change asap or else you'll trash the rotors. Not really a big deal if you plan to replace the rotors with the pads, of course.

If it's just bonded (basically glued) in place, then you can pretty much keep going all the way to just before the backing plate. Unfortunately, it's not always obvious which is which.

I've only seen glued in the past decade but I've also seen a couple examples of worn completely to zero (not mine personality) recently. Always one of four is far more worn.


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