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Sam-I-Am328 08-17-2011 02:50 PM

front brake pad replacement guide?
I just sold my E36 n bought a 2000 328i last week n already need to replace the front brake pads. I was hoping to find some info on all the tools I will need and a step by step guide on how to do it. Any tips or info is much appreciated. Thanks!

Mission2164 08-17-2011 03:36 PM


Number 2 Doug Domain

paraklas 08-17-2011 04:19 PM


There are at least 10 threads on a DIY Brake job

jaymemaurice 08-18-2011 03:33 AM

If you are looking for a guide for a brake job, you should probably have a mechanically inclined friend help you, at least for your first job.

louie586 08-18-2011 10:02 PM

Just replacing your pads? I guess the most important tool is a 7mm hex socket for your socket wrench to remove the caliper guide bolts. You also need a pry bar/screwdriver to compress the caliper's piston back into the bore. If you remove the caliper without compressing the piston first, you can always just use a C-clamp and the old inboard brake pad and compress it that way. Make sure to lube up the contact points (I use Sil-Glyde).

delmarco 08-18-2011 11:29 PM

Lots of great DIY videos on YouTube.

jm323Ci 08-18-2011 11:57 PM

This should cover the details you seek.

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