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Old 04-18-2008, 07:27 AM
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Torque specs courtesy of dw1

Caliper sliding pins 30 nm (22 ft/lbs) front & rear
Caliper mounting bolts 110 nm (81 ft/lbs) front and 67 nm (50 ft/lbs) rear
Rotor set screws 16 nm (12 ft/lbs) front & rear
I'm about to replace the pads on my '08 E60 with some Axxis Advanced Deluxe. I am looking for torque specs for this model and have not found them to date. Are these specs good for the E60 too? Thanks.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:57 PM
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I'm about to replace the pads on my '08 E60 with some Axxis Advanced Deluxe. I am looking for torque specs for this model and have not found them to date. Are these specs good for the E60 too? Thanks.
I went ahead and replaced my front pads today with the Axxis Advanced Deluxe. Cleaned the wheels while I was at it. Even after a good pad break-in of about 10 hard stops from 60 to 10 followed by some round-town driving to cool the breaks down, no discernable dust on the wheels. Brakes feel good too. Not quite as hard an initial bite as the OEM pads, but darn close. I actually like the feel of the Axxis pads for normal day-to-day driving. Once they bed in to the rotors a little more, I expect them to get even better.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:18 PM
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I went ahead and replaced my front pads today with the Axxis Advanced Deluxe. Cleaned the wheels while I was at it. Even after a good pad break-in of about 10 hard stops from 60 to 10 followed by some round-town driving to cool the breaks down, no discernable dust on the wheels. Brakes feel good too. Not quite as hard an initial bite as the OEM pads, but darn close. I actually like the feel of the Axxis pads for normal day-to-day driving. Once they bed in to the rotors a little more, I expect them to get even better.
Yea, Axxis are GREAT!! I have them also. Love having no dust even after 2 weeks of no washing.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:51 AM
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Just want to say thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I did brakes all around this week and everything went great. The info here helped tremendously.

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Old 07-11-2008, 07:44 PM
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The sharing of the ideas here is vey helpful. After the replacement of pad: how do you turn off or re set the brake pads display round diplay light ( E39 )?
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:16 AM
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Is there a nice website out there that clearly (preferably with pictures)explains out to replace the brake pads on our BMWs.
I wrote a complete four-wheel brake rotors, pads, and sensors DIY over at the E39 forum.

Plenty of pictures & torque consolidation over there for you as I had never done it before.

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How exactly do you use this tool to compress?
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Here is a great link shows step-by-step, can not be easier than this;
http://m3.madrussian.net/diy.shtml
please help my 2000 528i wheels just locked brakes prevent wheels from moving at all any suggestions
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To remove the brake sensor form the main wire, not from the pad... do I just pull apart or do I need to squeeze something? I cannot remove it. Also, I was planning to use some anti-sieze compound behind the rotor. Some people say this helps but it still might be a pain to remove. How about wax paper or plastic wrap? This should not break down and keep the two metal separated.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:10 AM
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Jackstand location?

Where do you place the jack stands when doing the rear brakes on the 01 325i?
Can't place them at the jacking point because the jack is there.
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