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Old 06-06-2004, 05:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, is it hard to overhaul the rear discs on a 325, ive noticed that the rear left disc is getting hotter quicker than the right, so maybe it needs a overhaul, is it hard to do? or should i take it to a mechanic. Also i think possibly i have a bearing out on the same wheel, but im not sure if the noise im hearing is the breaks on this wheel, any help would be appreciated :P
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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could be either, but my guess is its a siezed caliper, or one waiting to happen.


just taking a stab at the answer to be honest, but pull things apart and check them out.
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mmm, i willl check out the caliper today, im starting to think its the bearing though, thanks for your reply,
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very well could be, checking the wheel bearing is quite easy if the car is in the air. spin the wheel check for the noise, if its present, and you have ruled out the possibility of any other mechanical issue like brakes, than a wheel bearing is probably shot.
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thanks furius, ill jack the car up tommorow and put somethin under the front wheel so not to full of the jack and spin that wheel,

Ive got a 93 325 got any idea what i can do to it to make it faster with least work, i was thinkin of a chip,filter and exhaust u have any advice on the chip?
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there are many threads with chip recomendations

dinan, turner (jim c.), AA. Bav Auto, etc...

if you search you will find.
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