fgraziano: yep, thats the reason for checking with you all. Something like this, if there is any improvement. I can live with the dust but if Mazda has something better under warranty for normal use why not.the tsb may involve the dealer swapping pads for us, im sure that's why he's interested in finding out.
Thanks for bringing this back on the radar. I believe we have a couple of members working at a Mazda Dealership. should be easy enough to find out if such a thing exists or not.I really want to know about this too. It's annoying when I clean my car and go for a quick drive and my wheels are already caked in brake dust. I shouldn't have to clean them every time I drive the car.[/b]
In all truth the high dust pads are very likely the reason we have such great braking numbers though - so getting new pads may also worsen braking.Yea Gandalf ive heard of that also. Someone also mentioned rain-x???? Havent tried it but it sounds like it might work. I wonder (if there is any truth to this) what mazda would do? Replace brake pads with a less "dust prone" pad is all I can think of.[/b]
I'm inclined to think these two bits of information are linked also. I've had my car three weeks and it takes less than a week for the dust to build up. A no-touch high pressure car wash doesn't even put a dent in the dust. I went a week and a half the first time and it looked like I was neglecting her. Now I know why I see so many BMWs with dirty front wheels. This never happened on my Protege5.In all truth the high dust pads are very likely the reason we have such great braking numbers though - so getting new pads may also worsen braking.[/b]