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    Advice Needed : Brake Pad Indicator Light

    Hi

    I need advice here..... my ride's brake pad indicator light is on. Will it be better for me to change teh brake pad at Performance or I can get it change with OEM brake pad outside ?

    Was quoted S$250 per pair performace and the one outside is S$100

    Appreciate any inputs

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    if you're comparing the same brand of pad, then you can just change outside. saves you time too. but remember once the indicator light is on, means you have to change the pad sensor also. this kind of thing is a one-time usage only.

    i'll never change pads in PML. too boh hua already.

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    I think id yuo change it at other workshops you can customise your pads to the ones that produce less brake dust

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    My advice is to choose what pads u want and get them replaced outside. The price for PML to change for u is totally ridiculous!!

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    Thanks guy... those are good infor... any recommendation for brake pad that produce less brake dust, this been a pain for a while. BTW, any good mechanic that can take care of changing the brake pad and also do the servicing for my ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianNg
    Thanks guy... those are good infor... any recommendation for brake pad that produce less brake dust, this been a pain for a while. BTW, any good mechanic that can take care of changing the brake pad and also do the servicing for my ride.

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    Adrain u mau like to try Agritz, Aussie product. Reduces break dust at least 80%. Just changed mine at BVO & they do servicing too, you can also look at workshops like J4C, tropical success etc.
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    Can I just check what rotors are you using with the Agrtiz? Agrtiz has 2 types of pads rite?

    I thouht of doing agritz and stock but was told that the after market pads may be too hard for stock rotors...
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    Quote Originally Posted by altreality
    Can I just check what rotors are you using with the Agrtiz? Agrtiz has 2 types of pads rite?

    I thouht of doing agritz and stock but was told that the after market pads may be too hard for stock rotors...
    hi, there are 2 types, 400 & 700 deg ones. most of us using the 400 ones, good enough for norm driving..even if you gun once in awhile. not a prob running it with stock rotors which I'm doing so. As for the 700 deg ones, better upgrade the rotors as stock ones may not be able to cope. got the xtra bux to spend, of course go for the upgrade those rotors man..
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    Was quoted S$250 per pair performace and the one outside is S$100
    I just came back from my first servicing at PML and they changed my front brakes without my knowledge... was charged $115.17 for 1 pair of NORMAL brakes, 21.66 for brake sensor and $73.50 for labour. $210.33 for 1 pair of brakes that produces so much brake dust is not worth it!

    Go BVO, get Agritz, less brake dust, pay much much less and give PML a miss....

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    servicing blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    Was quoted S$250 per pair performace and the one outside is S$100
    I just came back from my first servicing at PML and they changed my front brakes without my knowledge... was charged $115.17 for 1 pair of NORMAL brakes, 21.66 for brake sensor and $73.50 for labour. $210.33 for 1 pair of brakes that produces so much brake dust is not worth it!

    Go BVO, get Agritz, less brake dust, pay much much less and give PML a miss....
    I just serviced my car at PML last week and apart from the oil change, they took the liberty to change the aircon filter and add 0.5 litre of wiper fluid additives...it wasn't that much but for future scheduled servicings, I was just wondering if we can actually request that they don't replace these parts...instead, just inform us of worn/defective parts and give us the option to do it ourselves outside. I wonder if they would void our warranty in this case. I mean, what's to stop them from replacing any part they wish and presenting us with a big bill at the end ? Even if they returned the worn/defective part to us, I think the typical bmw owner would not have a clue of whether it was sufficiently worn that it warranted replacing.

    Winston - did you have any indication (warning light or something?) at all that your brakes were worn ?

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