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Old 12-15-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Just picked up fluid and SS brake lines for my e46. I was wondering if there was anyone on here who would we be willing to bleed and put on new lines? Worst comes to worst any shop recommendations who don't charge too much for labor? Thanks
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why not diy? it's pretty easy.
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why not diy? it's pretty easy.
I don't have the tool to bleed lines, also I have never done it before and am scared I would get air in the lines.
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All you need is wrenches and let the gravity push the air out so no special tools needed.

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Old 12-17-2018, 02:26 AM   #5
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I bled brakes alone today. All you need is brake fluid, a couple empty plastic water bottles, clear hose, and a 9mm wrench. I also installed stainless steel lines. All you need is a 11mm for the line going to the hard line and a 14mm for the line going into the caliper
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I don't have the tool to bleed lines, also I have never done it before and am scared I would get air in the lines.
As others have said, all you really need is a set of wrenches, some tubing and a bottle. Get another person to pump the brakes if you want, else you can just gravity bleed. I'd advise you go ahead and do a full flush while you're at it and not just bleed.

Just look up some videos or DIY guides and you'll be fine. Or hold a DIY meet at your house. Invite some people with some experience over to help lol
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Tbh I'd do it yourself. I made the mistake of going to a bmw independent shop here in SD to change ONE brake hose and bleed the system and it cost $240 in labor and $70 in parts. I only went because I needed it done in a hurry but they had to order the part anyway so I didn't get my car until the next day.
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