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  1. Hello, I've been getting some vibration when braking and looking at various post suggest it could be front pad or disc build up... or possible distortion. Over the past week I've tried to pay more attention to when it happens and can certainly say the car has to be driven a while before any vibration occurs. My thought on that would be that the brakes are hotter at this point and it's the heat causing the fault. Does that seem feasible? The vibration is through the steering wheel and to re-iterate, it only happens after the car has been driven for a while - maybe 10 to 15 mins but I guess it depends how I'm driving. Appreciate that no one can say for certain, however I'm at the point where I'm probably going to change front discs and pads, and knowing if it fixed someone else's vibration issue would help. Cheers
  2. Hey all. Recently purchased a 60 plate X1 23d and love it. Quite an exciting ride! On to my problem. Shortly after buying, I noticed the mpg was low for what I'd expected. Then I was on the motorway and could feel a vibration through the car. Getting to the point, this vibration happened more at speed that just idling along but a couple of days back, I get out of the drivers door and could hear a clicking. Recognising the sound, I though of something getting too hot and walked past the rear wheel... which was giving off a lot of heat. Alloy had way more dust on than the others too. Hand towards the wheel it was too hot. So I figure the caliper needs to be replaced but wanted to know if this was a garage job or could I do it? I have changed calipers before but never had BMW, so while the principle may be the same, are there any considerations I need to take account of? Also, is it best to change both rears rather than just the one? Thanks in advance.
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