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      05-23-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Brake Dust E46 vs. E90

My new car should be here in about 15 days or so, and I was wondering does the E90 have the same massive breakdust issue that the E46's have?

I clean the wheels pretty religously on the E46 ZHP because of the huge amount of breakdust that it accumulates, man I a hoping that they are using different breakpads on the E90.
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      05-23-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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I have driven 185000 km with my e46 so far (it's almost 7 years old and was bought new). There is always some breakdust on the wheels after breaking. IMO that hasn't got anything to do with the BMW e46. Moreover, I only clean the wheels once every 4 weeks or it sometimes takes 8 weeks. I only clean the wheels with water and sometimes a little bit of wash & shine or a little bit of Turtle Wax. And I must say, they still look like new wheels. So your problem doesn't sound familiar to me!
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      05-23-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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This is my first BMW, but I've always known that Bimmers create boatloads of brake dust.
I have to clean mine every day to keep them looking nice.
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      05-23-2006, 02:44 PM   #4
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Can't compare to the E46 but I can tell you that after cleaning them it does not take Very long for them to get dirty again. I must clean mine once per week at a minimum. It is driving me crazy.
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      05-23-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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my first BMW also..there is massive brakedust on the E90. The same day after washing my car/wheels..i will notice more break dust...and the worst part is its sprays and leaves dark marks on the fenders.
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      05-23-2006, 05:36 PM   #6
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Every try to use creamic pads? They cut down on dust significantly.
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      05-23-2006, 07:18 PM   #7
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here is the solution...







"rotex gold" kevlar dust-free pads... no squealing or noise at all...

part numbers: D394 (front) $75.00 / D683 (rear) $70.00

~ same part number as e46 M3.

i purchased them thru: brakeworld.com
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nicee im def getting those my breytons get too dirty
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Can't compare to the E46 but I can tell you that after cleaning them it does not take Very long for them to get dirty again. I must clean mine once per week at a minimum...
ditto.

Clean 'em, wait a week, wash, rinse, repeat...

at least they always look really good when freshly washed, lol
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      05-28-2006, 06:32 AM   #10
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Here is my solution against brake dust:


www.ebcbrakes.com
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      05-28-2006, 09:21 AM   #11
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the e90 has less brake dust than an e46. my e46 was terrible on brake dust, especially on the front.
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      06-01-2006, 02:19 PM   #12
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I don't know.. I would say my E90 is pretty much the same as my old E46, but since I have an XI there is a little more front weight making for a little more front dust.

If you want to "fix" the problem without changing pads, search the detailing forum here. There are a couple of things that you can apply to the wheels (sealants and waxes) that reduce the dust sticking and make the wheels easier to clean... Works for me.
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I think the e90 generates more than my previous e46 - but I'm basing it purely on memory.
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Its really hard to upgrade your brake pads when bmw is giving them for free
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      06-02-2006, 08:22 AM   #15
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My E90 has less brake dust than my E46. That was a pleasant suprise. It's not completely gone, but better than before.
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