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Old 10-17-2008, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CHANGING BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS !!!! The BEST and most precise directions

Hi everyone!!! I am new here. I have a 2001 bmw 740i...its the sport M edition. I an hearing some noise from the front right wheels...especially at low speeds and braking too. I can feel that the outter edge of the rotors stick out a little more than the rest of the surface.
Can anyone tell me how can I check and know that I need to change the rotors.?????? PLEASE!!!
And the pads do look pretty thin compared to the rear ones. So I think I do need to change the pads.
Can anyone tell me where to find the best and most precise instructions/illustruations on how to perform the job of replacing the front rotors and brake pads on this car.
Lemme know....
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here you go:

bimmerbabe's 1999 BMW 7-Series on CarDomain - Page 5

P.S. 1999 is the same as 2001

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thx a lot....im gonna do this sometime soon
really appreciate it!!
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soorry....but i wanted to ask what kind of brake pads and rotors are the best and most economical for this car.
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Firstly BM are the best and last the longest so are econmical int he long run, you can also go for Mintex or Bendix.
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thanks. sorry for that late reply. i hadnt chked this place for some time. i was wondering if you know how to keep the ac off when you turn on the car. like when i turn it on now...the ac turns on automatically. and then i have to like press the low fan button all the way until it comes down and shuts. so...2 questions:
1. is there a fast way to shut the ac?
2. how do you keep the ac off at startup of the car?
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You should have a button with a snowflake on, normally just press this and the A/C will be switched off until you repress.
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ok....that will turn off the ac...but the fan will still come on when the car is started!! how do I keep the whole thing...fan..ac..and all..shut at startup??
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