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      04-18-2021, 08:16 PM   #1
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E"asy way" Front E9x sport brake replacement

Easy way to replace brake pads and rotors on BMW E9x with Sport Brakes
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Ensure vehicle is on level ground and properly secured from rolling, safely and correctly jack and remove wheels, use flat head to carefully open caliper by applying pressure between caliper and caliper bracket, disconnect and remove the brake pad wear sensor, remove caliper bolt covers, use 7mm allen to loosen both caliper bolts, set aside and secure caliper, use 6mm allen to remove brake rotor securing bolt, tilt rotor towards front and away from vehicle, check brake fluid level before using pliers to open caliper, install reverse order. Pump brakes and check fluid before attempting to drive, check manufacture brake bedding procedures.
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      04-19-2021, 08:53 AM   #2
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Anybody else grimace every time he let the caliper hang unsupported?
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I didn't want to waste the bandwidth with watching the video (but I started it); is there a hard way to remove the brakes?
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A manual transmission can be set to "comfort", "sport", and "track" modes simply by the technique and speed at which you shift it; it doesn't need "modes", modes are for manumatics that try to behave like a real 3-pedal manual transmission. If you can money-shift it, it's a manual transmission. "Yeah, but NO ONE puts an automatic trans shift knob on a manual transmission."
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Anybody else grimace every time he let the caliper hang unsupported?
So...

No proper support of the vehicle (it's on a hydraulic jack and on a slope)
Uses a torque wrench to remove the lug bolts
Unsafe working room in the garage

That's just two errors I saw in the 4 minutes I watched. Pliers to compress the caliper.

What a joke. That is the hard way to do brakes IMO.
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A manual transmission can be set to "comfort", "sport", and "track" modes simply by the technique and speed at which you shift it; it doesn't need "modes", modes are for manumatics that try to behave like a real 3-pedal manual transmission. If you can money-shift it, it's a manual transmission. "Yeah, but NO ONE puts an automatic trans shift knob on a manual transmission."
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