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E39 (1997 - 2003) The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki
that doc's for three years, April 2008- April of 2011.
I couldn't find anything newer.
Originally Posted by z_driver
I suspect that's for rebranding.
I never understood brake pad rebranding.Seems to me the friction code should prevent us from being confused by the extensive use of brake Marketing rebranding but even AMEC is in cohoots with the brake marketeers.
Brake pads and shoes have markings on the edges that give the approximate coefficient of friction at low and high temperatures.
Notice that this textbook says that you want the SAME cold & hot coefficients, which would imply that EF is not as good as EE or FF.
Each repair should invariably add to our knowledge base by the process of inexorable incrementalism. Your job, in return, is to read the suggested threads, where the best people will always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
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Last edited by bluebee; 09-22-2012 at 12:12 AM.
Reason: Added textbook on brake friction theory