brake fluid change - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
New Members Check In come in say hello...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 08:30 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
frank sinatra is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
brake fluid change

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
frank sinatra is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 10:18 AM
teh Canuck....eh
 
PhatCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute PhatCat has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to PhatCat
Welcome, 'ol Blue Eyes!

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
PhatCat is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Mr. Bacon
 
dannyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Civic Nation
Posts: 3,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via MSN to dannyb
Ask in e46 section might get more answers and do a search im sure this info is already there.

BTW ... Welcome

Quote:
Originally Posted by german-speed-demon View Post
You may now add "yes, i'm an asshole" to your sig.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineSixAndSeven
that's my whore ; )
dannyb is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 12:04 AM
Science Roolz!
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 7,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to SHAHAB323IS
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyb
Ask in e46 section might get more answers and do a search im sure this info is already there.

BTW ... Welcome
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

2011 Mazda2
1990 Mazda Miata
SHAHAB323IS is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 06:14 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
frank sinatra is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
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.
Many Thanks
frank sinatra is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 06:21 AM
Mr. Bacon
 
dannyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Civic Nation
Posts: 3,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via MSN to dannyb
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHAHAB323IS
dude you joined in april and you're telling people to search?
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by german-speed-demon View Post
You may now add "yes, i'm an asshole" to your sig.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineSixAndSeven
that's my whore ; )
dannyb is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 07:12 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
frank sinatra is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
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
Frank Sinatra.
frank sinatra is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 07:26 AM
Mr. Bacon
 
dannyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Civic Nation
Posts: 3,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light dannyb is a glorious beacon of light
Send a message via MSN to dannyb
Thank you for your understanding. Glad my advice was good

Quote:
Originally Posted by german-speed-demon View Post
You may now add "yes, i'm an asshole" to your sig.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineSixAndSeven
that's my whore ; )
dannyb is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2007, 05:24 PM
Science Roolz!
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 7,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all SHAHAB323IS is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to SHAHAB323IS
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyb
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

2011 Mazda2
1990 Mazda Miata
SHAHAB323IS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > New Members Check In


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake fluid change service indicator reset? Phillip Biggs 3-Series (E46, E90) 5 08-24-2006 09:13 PM
$8.00 Power Steering Fluid Change acoustic 3-Series (E36) 0 05-18-2006 01:11 PM
Brake Fluid Change Service Indicator Boxbrownie 3-Series (E36) 4 02-20-2005 04:02 AM
Change Brake Fluid ? jcmmm 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 10-17-2004 05:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome