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      04-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by RichardM View Post
In my E60 I had to have new discs and pads at 34000 miles, the discs were apparently worn below the required thickness. It did seem to me that this is standard for BMW to treat discs as consumable items.
They used to hit me for new discs and pads on most services when I had company cars. As I wasn't paying I didn't worry.

Now we have condition based servicing and brake pad thickness monitors I can see that I'm on target to get 40-50K miles out of my pads.

Shouldn't discs last longer than pads? Aren't the pads the part that is supposed to wear?