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      07-05-2014, 03:05 PM   #45
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I knew someone would use an E60 or E92, but those arent comparable in terms of maintenance costs. Oil changes in the F8x are WAY cheaper than the s85 and s65 because there is no more req. for 10w60 and much smaller engine. With DCT downshifts and 6MT, these brakes should last a long while. I've never had to do more than pads on an M car- and that was only on my e46. The E92 had most its pad life left when i sold it (It was a '12), so I wouldn't be surprised if it makes it all 4 years with no change. I used track pads for track use.

And as a side note...If someone wants an 80K car and can't afford the maintenance within the 1st of 2nd year of ownership, then they should be looking for a different car. Let's be honest here.
Did you ever have any problems with your rotors at the track? I used the stock pads and had problems with the rotors they replaced them with the pads, was nice the BMW covered that!
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      07-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #46
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Did you ever have any problems with your rotors at the track? I used the stock pads and had problems with the rotors they replaced them with the pads, was nice the BMW covered that!
I never had any problems with my rotors. I was using PF pads and SRF fluid and was fine. I've heard that dealers are pretty generous other than when you roll in and the rotors are incredibly thrashed.
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Although this new policy sounds bad it's really not that big a deal. If you buy a BMW you should plan on keeping it for at least 4 years or your decision already made bad financial sense even without the new maintenance policy.
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      07-21-2014, 08:38 AM   #48
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I never had any problems with my rotors. I was using PF pads and SRF fluid and was fine. I've heard that dealers are pretty generous other than when you roll in and the rotors are incredibly thrashed.
Thanks for this. You ever tried the stock pads and stock fluid or definitely not advise?
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Thanks for this. You ever tried the stock pads and stock fluid or definitely not advise?
I ran stock pads and stock fluid on my first time out. I was at Willow Springs (which is a pretty fast track with speeds reaching 140+ on the front straight) and was fine. It was just in the back of my head from a fellow member and friend of mine that I should be careful, so I didn't push too hard. For reference, I was running in the mid 1:40s that day. Low 1:30s is much more doable with pads/fluid/BBK upgrades.
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This is frustrating, I like to buy 1-2 year old BMW's with <10k miles. I'm not going to say I'm jumping ship over this, but now that maintenance will be a factor I can't say that I'm going to almost exclusively look at BMW's as I have before. They probably won't care as I don't think BMW has ever actually made any money from me so I guess I understand, but I've always thought this is one of those things that really sets BMW apart from Benz/Audi and it's a shame to see it go.
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