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Old 07-03-2007, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WOULD SOMEONE ADVISE ME, I HAVE A 2004 318i E46 SALOON WHICH IS IN NEED OF A BRAKE FLUID CHANGE,IT HAS ASC-T AND I WONDERED IF THERE WERE ANY SPECIAL PRECAUSIONS--DOES 7 DONTS,I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ask in e46 section might get more answers and do a search im sure this info is already there.

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Old 07-04-2007, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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dude you joined in april and you're telling people to search?

anyways, I tried bleeding the brakes on my friend's e46 a long time ago and I remember it being the biggest pain in the ass, I forget even if we got the entire system bleed or not, i'd take it to a shop or bmw dealership, because with the dsc system it can be pretty tough, but if you want to try it out, this is how I do it, basically what you do is buy some new brake fluid, using a fluid with a different color will help so you can tell when new fluid is coming out, jack up the car and support it on jackstands remove all the wheels, now pour in some new fluid into the brake fluid reservoir and screw the cap back on, starting with the right rear, undo the bleeder valve, it's a small valve that is turned using usually a 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, or 9mm wrench, i've seen many sizes so you might have to try them all, undo the valve, have a buddy step on the brake pedal repeatedly, after a while, you'll start to see the new fluid coming out, close the bleeder valve back up, then move to the left rear, then right front, then finally left front, and that's basically it, good luck
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Thanks For The Advice,from What You Say I Think I Will Better Off Taking It To A Bmw Garage.could Be Cheeper In The Long Run.
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I was told on my first day to search and seen everyone told to search... look at the post guidelines and it also tells you to search so even if i joined 20years ago or 2 days ago theres no difference. If I wouldnt of told him to search someone else would have, now the difference between me and someone else would be? It's like if an 40 year mecanic started a new job in a shop and would be told, he isnt aloud to give advise since he just started.
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I Am New Member And Still Finding My Way Around,i Was Very Grateful For The Advice To Search In E46 It Was Very Helpful. Some Of Us Mature Members Are Not As Quick On The Uptake.many Thanks
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I was told on my first day to search and seen everyone told to search... look at the post guidelines and it also tells you to search so even if i joined 20years ago or 2 days ago theres no difference. If I wouldnt of told him to search someone else would have, now the difference between me and someone else would be? It's like if an 40 year mecanic started a new job in a shop and would be told, he isnt aloud to give advise since he just started.
what are post guidlines? what I meant by you only joining in april is how do you know the information you're telling people to search for is even on this forum, I doubt there were step by step instructions already typed up that he could search for, besides instead of just saying search, I took it into my own hands to answer his question
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