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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:19 PM
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Front brake service

my front brakes are needing service very very soon. Anyone know what this details and if its just a brake job?
Also, can I take it a any brake job place since I know BMW will charge a grip load for the front brakes... or is there a DIY for this with pictures?
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:33 PM
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my front brakes are needing service very very soon. Anyone know what this details and if its just a brake job?
Also, can I take it a any brake job place since I know BMW will charge a grip load for the front brakes... or is there a DIY for this with pictures?
Brake service is just a brake pad install. You might need rotors too.

Any independent shop can do it. Just make sure they use OEM parts. Front rotors are ~ $165 each and pads $115 per axle. The 6 has a very high performance two piece rotor so you don't want to be installing cheap one piece rotors in these cars.

The 650/645 also use the same pad shape as the E92 M3 which I do not think is common knowledge. I found this out while looking into aftermarket pads for my car.

Best thing to do is check the pads yourself. I'll do a mini-DIY tomorrow for you on that as a precursor to a brake pad install DIY in a week or two. I have my new pads just need to install them. Take a flashlight and look through your spokes at the pads. If the pad material is less than 3mm (1/8 inch) then you need new pads. It's better to change pads before they get to 3mm or you will destroy the pad sensor and need a new one during the pad install. (~$20 each - you need two)
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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what ever you do get OEM parts these cars do not like aftermarket pads and discs , i bought the parts cheap because i know a guy in the parts department of a bmw dealership , and got my own indy to put them in for me saved a fortune
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:38 PM
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thank you. please advise when you get your DIY setup.
was going with aftermarket pads better than the stock since they squeel all the time?
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:40 AM
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i have stock and they never squeal , just dont go for an absolute performance pad as they will definately squeal all the time
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM
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Does anyone have a good place in Los Angeles / Orange County / or Inland Empire (preferred) that can do a front brake job at an affordable price? any referrals would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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