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Old 02-13-2012, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by houbmw-cm View Post
Yorgi,

Thank you very much for the great DIY! I changed out my brakes this weekend, well actually Late sunday night. I had gotten everything removed and was installing then noticed something odd about the OEM replacement brakes. The outer brake bad did not have the clips (2 fingers) on it like the pads I removed. The parts numbers were a match for what I removed. Is this an update that BMW has made to the OEM pads or are my pads suffering from a manufacturing glitch? I wet ahead and installed the pads and the car brakes fine and I have not noticed anything odd.

Thank you and have a great day.
Hmm..very strange. I find it hard to believe they would remove the clips considering the caliper is designed specifically to work with clips both on the piston and on the outside. It will not affect stopping performance but you might have issues with rattling pads when you hit small bumps or maybe more pad squeal.

Maybe BMW switched suppliers? They sometimes have the same part manufactured by multiple companies.
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