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      08-22-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question Scan tool needed to Bleed brakes ??

I'm looking to do a brake fluid change on my 2006 E90 xi, while reading the procedure on brake bleeding the system from the Bentley manual, it states that it requires the use of a BMW scan tool or equivalent( what is the equivalent) and to connect to the OBD ll plug.

Since this is the first time "I" will be doing the brake flush/bleeding I was a little concerned if I can do it ,since I don't have a "scan tool".

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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      08-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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You can use INPA to bleed the system. The old school "pumping the brake pedal" method works too.
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      08-22-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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If you want to change out all the fluid, you need a GT1 or possibly coding to activate the pump to clear out all the fluid.

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I asked my local Indy about this and he said done even bother unless you are having brake problems. It isn't worth the hassle and takes 2 people even with gt1. I have 142000 miles on my 330xi
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Just bleed them. No need to trigger the ABS pump. Not enough brake fluid in the the ABS valve body to worry about.
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      08-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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Thanks to everyone for all the info
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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316236


flushed my brakes a few weeks ago. No problems whatsoever
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