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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 02-02-2005, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok well the title seems off a lil bit but this is what happends, when i barely start my car my cars brakes are good but lets say a 30 min drive my brakes dont disengage when there suppost to be off soo then i loosend up myhandbrake and still getting the same crap soo does anyone know what could be my problem ? thanxs
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stolen from another site but thought it might help

"first check for contamination, pull master cylander cap off, if it has rubber underneath the cap and it's expanded or heavily distorted a petroleum product (such as oil) is in the system. the whole brake system will have to be redone, including brake hoses, mc, prop valve, height sensor, and any thing else rubber relatted in the system. also over adjusted rear brakes or over adjusted e brake can cause this. but check for contamination first this is a serious saftey issue."

I would agree that there is the possibility of contamination, a good system flush would be the best fix for that.

what type of car and ABS on it?
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my car dont have Abs its regular 318i 84 so yea im thinkin the same thing, you know why the cap for the brake fluid resevior had no cap on it man soo i think its really contaminated im gonna see more to agree with ya but yea thanxs alot. and it is my whole system front and back used
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