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Old 01-19-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Do I need this asap?

Found out I'm missing this clip thing on my caliper. Do I need one asap or can I drive like this? Yes I know I need to paint my calipers. That's next on the list. Haha

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:34 AM   #2
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I think it is perfectly safe to drive. It is an anti rattle clip. We have had people on here who did not even know that their car was supposed to have these clips.
Unless you are having some sort of brake problem, it should be fine to drive until you can order one. If you are really concerned, you can check the caliper after a drive, and see if it is hotter than the other side (I am assuming you have the clip on the other side). If it is a lot hotter, then the pad may be dragging on the side with the missing clip, which is not a great situation.
But, for the most part, it should not cause anything more than some excess caliper noise.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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find one in junkyard or a parked e46
just need a flat head screwdriver
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:14 AM   #4
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Parked e46? What an ass you are. Why would you suggest him to steal one from another person ...
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:15 AM   #5
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Parked e46? What an ass you are. Why would you suggest him to steal one from another person ...
it's a nonessential part, relax
no harm done
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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That's a dick move Merc and I'm ashamed you're Canadian, much less live so close to me.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:07 AM   #7
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That's a dick move Merc and I'm ashamed you're Canadian, much less live so close to me.
If you ever have one go missing, I guess you know who's car to check! Rofl
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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haha I wouldn't want a fanatic taking my stuff off my car.

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:47 AM   #9
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Parked e46? What an ass you are. Why would you suggest him to steal one from another person ...
Step back a bit, Wickedly. Merc's watching out for the OP is all. Merc knows it'd be nearly impossible to get it off of a moving e46 and the OP could get hurt that way.

It was only a suggestion...I don't think the OP has done that yet. If you have a better idea of where he can get the clip for cheap, I'd like to hear it. Usually, parked cars are a great source for cheap parts...at least around me they are.

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