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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:32 AM
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What tools for brakes

I have done many sets of pads and rotors but this is my first BMW. I am planning on installing new rotors and pads Saturday so without pulling off a wheel and checking it all out I am wondering what tools I need? Any funky metric hex heads or anything out of the ordinary?

I am assuming just standard metric sockets and wrenches.

I know... I am lazy but it is cold and rainy out...

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:35 AM
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Yes, some standard tools. However, there are 2 tools you will need that don't come in a standard tool kit: 7mm hex head socket for the pins that hold the caliper on, 6mm hex head for the screw that holds the rotor on, and a can of copper grease to avoid future squealing. Remember to properly grease the pins and the backs of the pads before reassembly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 AM
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Thanks... Exactly the info I was looking for.

Just to be clear... you mean a 7mm and a 6mm hex head cap screw and not a socket head cap screw right?

Greg

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:19 AM
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Thanks... Exactly the info I was looking for.

Greg
just FYI.

get 7mm L-shape key handy as well, some BMW with sport model has bigger rotor and some hex socket is too long interfering with suspension components.
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