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      01-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #45
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Sorry to ressurect an old thread, but I'm about to replace pads all round on my 135i and was wondering what the general consensus was regarding which bolts to remove to get the front caliper off? The big 10mm bolts, or the ones that go through the mounting bracket? Also, is Locktite necessary?

Also, I'm intending to just change pads and not the rotors, so what should I be doing after to "bed in" the pads?

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      03-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #46
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OK, so I ended up doing this a few weeks ago and found that it's much easier to remove the caliper bracket than remove the caliper from the bracket. I also just half undid one pin per caliper to get the new pads in.

One thing that I'm now considering is whether I should've greased anything in there? I've been reading that it's a bad idea to use copper slip on the backs of the pads because it can cause the piston seals to swell, but should I have greased the notches in the caliper where the pads slide back and forth? Or is it best to avoid grease near the brakes altogether?

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edit: figured it out.
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Just for future DIYers, I found this youtube exceptionally helpful:


Also, regarding the 10mm hex bolts and torque specs, I'm not sure over-tightening is even possible. I tightened mine until the caliper was flush with the bracket. At that point, they can't turn any further and they aren't any harder to loosen than they were the first time I did it. There is consistent resistance the entire time they are going in, and then there is significant resistance (they won't turn anymore). Stop at that point...
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What a great video. Informative and packed with humor!

Thanks for the link.
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Just bought some ferodo 2500s. The rear pads do not have the mounting tabs that the stock pads came with. Can they be transferred?
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