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Old 01-14-2006, 11:32 AM
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:57 PM
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Knowing that I will leave myself wide open for criticism, I would say 30 - 40 k miles would be " about right ".
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:17 PM
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I think the problem that you have is identifying exactly what "average" driving would be.

Nobody on the forum can really call themselves "average" because they have nothing for comparison.

PEH can get 100K out of a set of pads on the W126.........and he can be considered at the edge of the distribution.........but for everyone else............what's "average"???

You would need about 20-30 posts of folks who have that exact vehicle.........then you can determine an average.
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Nobody on the forum can really call themselves "average"
Of course not.
We're all ABOVE average, ( well....in some ways ).
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:35 PM
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Of course not.
We're all ABOVE average, ( well....in some ways ).
I always wanted to do an experiment and ask about 100 people, at random, whether they think their intelligence is "above average", "average", or "below average".

What do you think I'll get??
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Old 01-14-2006, 06:36 PM
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Anywhere between 5,000 and 150,000 miles.
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Old 01-14-2006, 06:36 PM
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MB uses soft pads using a wide range 10k for NYC type driving with a lead foot, to 40k for typical use.


If you drive all highway and almost never use your brakes, and when you do use them with an egg under your foot then maybe close to 100k.
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I always wanted to do an experiment and ask about 100 people, at random, whether they think their intelligence is "above average", "average", or "below average".
What do you think I'll get??
Three guys walk into a bar.
The bartender, a sophisticated ROBOT ( artificial intelligence ) asks the first guy, " What's your IQ"? Guy says " Oh, about 150 ". Robot starts talking quantum physics, etc.
Robot asks the second guy who responds " Oh, about 100 ".
Robot starts talking about football, baseball, basketball, etc.
He then asks the third guy who says " Oh, about 50 ".
Robot looks at him and says " So,..... your gonna vote Democrats again"!
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:01 PM
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Post that joke in the open discussion forum.
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