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      12-09-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Squeaky Brakes in Cold Temps? Anyone?

Ever since the weather here in Toronto came down to close to freezing points and below, my brakes squeak from time to time. Sometimes it squeaks a lot (60km/h to 0 km/h) and others times just when Im completed my stop (10km/h to 0 km/h).

I asked my BMW Tech (shop foreman) and he says he has a had a few complaints about squeaky brakes on the E9x M3s ever since the cold weather hit. But I havent heard anything on the forum, but I suppose I will now!

BTW, he says that on the E46 M3 (ONLY WITH COMPETITION PACKAGE), the brakes were different from the standard M3 and they were very similiar to the standard brakes we get on the E9x M3s and those E46 w/ competition package ALSO had squeaky brakes when the cold temps hit!

Just curious to see if anyone else has this problem...
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      12-09-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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perfectly fine...
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      12-09-2008, 01:28 PM   #3
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Hate to confuse the subject but mine squeaked in the summer, but nothing now in the winter......maybe its cause my windows are up
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      12-17-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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As soon as I moved up to Jersey this past month it occasionally squeaks. Any Sub 40*
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      12-17-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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Just like clockwork for me - as soon as the temp drops below 40 the squeaking starts.

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      12-19-2008, 04:58 PM   #6
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I Am Starting To Have The Same Problem As The First Snowfall Hit Us Last Week. Right Now The Outside Temperature Is -7 During Daytime And Yes The Brakes Are Making Noise When I Come To A Stop At The Lights Everytime.
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      12-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #7
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Mine squeaked a bit early on say 0-1500 km and it went away. I am at 2000 km now.

-25 C today, no prob driving around, no squeak, just effin cold
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      12-19-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
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I get some squeaking at low speeds when the temp is below 40.
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      12-26-2008, 05:34 PM   #9
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I get squeaking at low speeds and the temps here never get below 70.
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      12-26-2008, 05:38 PM   #10
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it's normal. it happens when it's 100 outside too. i can see how it might be bothersome, but i just disregard it.
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      12-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #11
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it actually says in the manual that the brakes will squeak at times under normal operation
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      12-30-2008, 03:21 PM   #12
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Yah i dont think it has much to do with the weather. i live in so cal whr it is always warm and it just sqeaks at low speeds when completeing my stop when i am light on the breaks. When i took in my car for the 1200 mile service i asked about the brakes the dealer said to deal with it, and it mught be because i wasnt driving the car hard enough yet and the brakes were not braking in properly...so i guess the solution is drive harder and brake harder
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