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Old 09-21-2003, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How often should I bleed the brakes on a 1992 325i, E36?
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well first what's your problem w/ them..one step at a time..
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what does "bleed" the brakes mean?
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Don't have any problem that I know of, just wondered if I needed to bleed them as a "routine maintenance" item. Like changing the oil, filters, etc.
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Don't have any problem that I know of, just wondered if I needed to bleed them as a "routine maintenance" item. Like changing the oil, filters, etc.
Naw man..bleeding brakes is not a maintenance problem..you should be cool and good to go!!
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Thanks! So I guess I only bleed them if they are spongy? or press down too far?
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Thanks! So I guess I only bleed them if they are spongy? or press down too far?
if they arent stopping lik they should. its time to bleed them
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Best practice is to bleed the brakes after every brake change. Again, this is good practice and recommended, but not a 'must'. I don't know if you are the original owner of the car or not, or if you know when the last time was that they were bled. I do suggest that you bleed them at some point, if only to replace the brake fluid. It certainly would not hurt.
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