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      11-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Tools needed for brake job?

With the help of a friend, who has replaced brakes on Audi's before, I plan to replace the pads and rotors on my car this weekend. Having never worked on BMW's before, I'm wondering if anyone can provide me with a list of tools needed for the job?

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very basic tools, a couple metric hex key (forgot the size sorry), then maybe a metric socket if you want to take the caliper off. rubber mallet to get the old rotor off.
helps to have something that would squeeze the piston back in, but if you've replaced audi's before, i'm sure you have it/know it.
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tools needed:

17/18mm socket
socket wrench
10/14mm open end wrench
adjustable wrench
vise grip wrench
6mm hex wrench
fluid catcher and bleeder
brake line pincher
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A hex key won't do it. You need something you can get more torque on.
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Job completed.
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A hex key won't do it. You need something you can get more torque on.
Holy crap is that ever true
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A hex key won't do it. You need something you can get more torque on.
you put the key in short ways and get a ring spanner/wrench and you use it to extend the key and you can get enough leverage to break the rust/seal and undo it.
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