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      12-13-2006, 11:50 AM   #6
Expert Road Racer

Drives: 07 335i e90, 09 335i e93
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO

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Originally Posted by boyce'06 330i
I had the same issue with my 330. After bedding in the brakes, the issue is gone and the brakes are more consistent and are now easily modulated at any speed.

I did 8 HARD 'almost stops' from 60 mph to 10 mph to bed them in. You don't want to hit the ABS, but stay just shy of it. Once you hit 10 mph immediately accelerate back up to 60 and repeat. What you're doing is building up heat in the pads and rotors so that the pads transfer material to the rotor surface. At the end of 8 'stops' you should notice moderate brake fade... this is the signal you've done it correctly. Once you experience fade, you're done... stop and let the brakes cool down. When you look at the rotors after you finish they should have a slight blue-ish tint to them.
Thanks for the confirm on my bedding suspicion, and I'll definitely bed the brakes hard next chance I get. I just cleaned the wheels lol