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Old 03-01-2016, 12:52 AM
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Tools for change oil, brake pads and rotors.

Hello guys,

I am planning to do those things but I really have no idea what tools to buy. Well of course, Ill buy a trolley jack etc. Are there like special tools? Thank you for answering this noob question.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:03 AM
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Hello guys,

I am planning to do those things but I really have no idea what tools to buy. Well of course, Ill buy a trolley jack etc. Are there like special tools? Thank you for answering this noob question.
You need jack stands, a set of metric sockets - and probably open/box wrenches - that encompass 10mm-17mm. You also need metric hex wrenches (for the rotor removal), and an oil filter wrench (search around for references to it). Some oil filter canisters have a regular 23mm or so nut, but BMW went to a larger knurled cap later.

There are many youtube videos for DIY; search.
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Oil Change

Disposable rubber gloves

Socket set...metric.

Special oil filter housing socket to fit socket set driver ...1/2 inch.

Oil catch can and cat box for spills.

Rags and newspapers.

Ramps and axle stands. Don't rely on one means of lifting car...if it falls on you, your dead.

Brake pads/Rotors

Above socket set

Screw driver set... Only for prying but you will need them for other DIY.

Wire brush

Pliers

Copper ease

Large Allen keys

G clamp and thin short plank to push back piston.

Rubber hammer.

Top tip...before fitting new rotor clean every scrap of crud, crap rust etc off hub where rotor seats or you'll get a wobbly rotor and you'll have to take it all apart again to fix.

Do not use airline to clean away dust...very bad for lungs.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...Brake_Pads.htm
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:18 PM
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thanks guys, I'm very excited to do this on my own
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:32 PM
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I had to use a 2.5 pound sledgehammer to get my old rotors off. They just laughed at the rubber mallet.
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:36 AM
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I had the same experience with the Volvo...in the end it came down to a serious lump hammer and a hefty piece of timber ... Assisted by my neighbour who was not that impressed with my asking.

They either fall off or refuse to let go.

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Old 03-02-2016, 06:43 AM
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I had to use a sledge to remove my rotors too!
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:08 AM
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Have a look at the Pelican DIY guides
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Wire brush

Pliers
I cannot recall ever needing pliers for a BMW brake service...with the possible exception of the drum-style parking brakes.

Two important points about the wire brush: (1) Use only a brass-bristled brush, not steel, to avoid scratching the caliper guide pins; (2) do not clean the calipers with a wire brush or any abrasive for that matter--use only shop rags and copious amounts of brake cleaner spray. The calipers have a painted or passivated finish to retard corrosion. A wire brush will damage this finish.

Speaking of which, add these to the supply list:
  • 2-3 cans of brake cleaner spray
  • Stiff wire (e.g., a coat hanger) to hang the caliper securely from the suspension while working. Do not let the caliper dangle on the brake hose.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:13 AM
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