| Originally posted by LetsPlayPDX@Nov 28 2004, 11:20 PM |
I have a 1998 540i with 30k milesand the rear brakes need replacing.
I have always done my own brake jobs on my other cars, but wondering if there are special considerations that would keep me from doing this brake job?
I read a couple of posts and it seems that everyone replaces the rotors and does not resurface them based on BMW's recommendation. Why is this?
Any recommendations on where to purchase the parts?
Any recommendations on a good quality service manual?
Ant thing else to look out for?
All help is appreciated, thanks!!
1. I get my parts at the dealer with a good discount. I am sure you can find oem parts on the net for good prices.
2. Most people use the Bent. Manual for service.
3. Anything else to look out for? umm I'll watch out for those little hex screws in the middle of the roters, they strip so easy, change them when bad. 50 cents at the dealer!!
4. The rotors? After cutting them twice (2 brake jobs) I replace them with new. Not a rule just me.
My 2 cents