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  1. Need to compress piston when replacing caliper?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, About to do a brake hose, caliper, rotor, pad job on all 4 wheels. Am I correct that I only need to compress the piston if I want to re-use that caliper? From my understanding I only need to compress it in order to get the new thicker pads in. But if I have a new caliper ready, with...
  2. Updating all brake hoses, rotors, pads, flush

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I want to redo my brake system on my 2001 330xi since I don't like the stopping power, and the rotors as well as brake hoses look really gnarly. Don't know anything about the brakes before 03/2017. Can you please look through my plan and points out faults? Thanks! I know it's a bit...
  3. BMW Mechanic / Indy Shop in Naperville/Suburbs?

    Great Lakes
    I am looking for a solid BMW mechanic in the west Chicago suburbs around the Naperville, Aurora area or anywhere close by. If anyone can recommend anyone or a good indy shop that would be great. I need a rear brake job done. Thanks! :thanks:
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