Thread: Squeaky brakes
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      07-24-2008, 06:30 PM   #15
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Drives: 2008 M3, Space Gray
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: KIKR (ABQ), NM

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squeaky brakes?

I did as the manual says and have had no problems now at 3200 miles. At almost a .5mph or just before stoping I have heard a little squeak but nothing big to worry about. I have a '04 Saab 93 Aero and after a while, the original brakes at about 49,000 mile now squeak but I noticed that my driving technique is a bit different with the M3, on the Saab I brake softer/longer and with the M3, shorter and harder as if not worring about break wear. The Saab tech once told me, every once in a while romp on the brakes a few good times from higher speeds just like bedding them and it does work. He had mentioned that the brakes/disc get a bit glazed from normal brake use.

I did the run-in step down from about 70-20mph several times and let them cool, then do it again and have had no problem on the M3, but not sure if that was the proper method. I waited after the 300 mile run-in as the manual specifiys first though.