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Originally Posted by k2c69n
I will be needing some new rotors and pads for the front and back.
Has anyone here done their own brakes and if so, how difficult is it, and what things should I look out for.
I have done brakes before, not on a bmw. Just curious if anyone has any pointers. I really do not want to bring it to a mechanic again. They were estimated around 700-800 to do them. I gave them enough of my money for now.
appreciate your insight
Originally Posted by 325isBaby
If you depress the piston too quickly you risk ruptering seals in the brake system so if you want to cause damage to your brake system, right tools for the right job...Y screw things up when it could be done right the first time.
Originally Posted by tomctx
Never screwed up a brake job yet. At least in the last 30 years. If you have the right tools, fine. If not, other things can be used. Actually, if you have a "c" clamp laying around, it works better than screwdriver.
Originally Posted by Furious
i use a large set of grips to compress the caliper, works just fine without buying unnesscary tools.
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