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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-02-2006, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I replaced the front brake pads and the sensor today. The car even stops.

How do I know that there isn't air in the line or something like that, in other words, how do I know I did it right?
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Unless you opened the bleeder and let air draw back in, you are ok.

Just as a tip: You should never pry back the piston on an ABS car with out first opening the bleeder, doing so pushes old funky fluid into the ABS unit and often leads to it's early demise.
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Hi sorry Ive been away for the summer, but Ive started racing single seatrs (not BMWs.)
Technically you should never push any brake piston back without opening the bleed nipple. This put back pressure on the master cylinder. Ive never known it to cause a problem on BMs but it does hurt other make. As long as you close the nipple as before the fluid stop running out you have to bleed the brake.
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Thanks

No ABS on my `84 325e. It seems good.

I am having problems getting the rear guide pins out though. I tried using a 1/4" hex and I think its a little small. Maybe a 3/8" or a 7mm??
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it's 7mm Allen key
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