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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:12 PM
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brake bleeding problem

hello guys hope someone can help me . I have a 1987 325is and I can't bleed the drivers side front brake
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:15 PM
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You're going to have to give us more of a hint than that!

Explain: Do you mean no fluid will come out of the bleed screw, or do you mean it continues to have air in that caliper even after bleeding?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:29 PM
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no fluid at all on the drivers side front
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:51 PM
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Take the line loose from the caliper and see if you can get any fluid through it. The hose has probably collapsed internally. If that's the case, you need to replace ALL of them, because the rest of them won't be far behind.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:57 PM
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I have changed all the lines to the calibers. I have rebuilt all the calibers.Im not getting fluid through abs pump I think
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:02 PM
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Yikes. You've now exceeded my pay grade. Someone else will have to jump in here and help, because I haven't a clue what you should do next.

And it's caliper. Just sayin. No offense.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:26 PM
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youll need to bleed the abs block. now you need to do this properly in order to be able to have abs afterwards. if you do it wrong, you can destroy the solenoids and then no more abs (car still stops fine without it).

now as of bleeding the abs block, i have no idea. only remember about this because it was part of the ASE test. but i have heard using a vacuum bleeder helps alot.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:50 PM
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thanks hope some body can explain how to bleed abs block
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:05 PM
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http://blog.bavauto.com/4584/bmw-abs...rake-bleeding/

best i could find. looks like your screwed if air is in the abs pump, as in need to take to dealer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the info. let you guys know how it goes.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:59 AM
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Maybe try the 'pump-pump-pump/hold-release bleed valve-tighten valve -repeat' method of bleeding. Might work and no harm will be done.
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