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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
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 02-09-2013, 06:32 PM
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Always inspect your car!!

I was cleaning the dust off my rear brake calipers and look what I found!

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Passenger side ..wait a minute something is missing...crap the retaining spring is gone!!!


Glad I decided to clean the calipers....now to find the part arghhhhh. Nobody has it in stock.

After market costs $8 dealer charging $35. Which would you buy?

I'm still happy my heater is working!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:37 PM
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I was cleaning the dust off my rear brake calipers and look what I found!

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Drivers side looks ok.


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Passenger side ..wait a minute something is missing...crap the retaining spring is gone!!!


Glad I decided to clean the calipers....now to find the part arghhhhh. Nobody has it in stock.

After market costs $8 dealer charging $35. Which would you buy?

I'm still happy my heater is working!!
I cant imagine for a part like this aftermarket would hurt but yah never know that cheaper stuff can be junk and sometimes not 50/50 id probably go aftermarket myself but kost would say factory your choice!

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:52 PM
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Try going by a BMW dealer or Indy, & ask the shop if they have one laying around. I would not think that aftermarket parts would be a problem! It is just an anti-rattle spring, no big problem.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:53 PM
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Try going by a BMW dealer or Indy, & ask the shop if they have one laying around. I would not think that aftermarket parts would be a problem! It is just an anti-rattle spring, no big problem.
Hi Herb I would but my dealer here charges me if I fart in the wrong direction near the dealership!!!!! LOL HAAHAHAHAHAHAH
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:47 AM
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Maybe there was an aftermarket spring on it
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Funnily when I had my brake squeal problem I changed everything on one calliper including the anti squeal springs,everything was BMW OEM, but still a squeal, eventually I went round the car and dramatically increased the pressure on each of the springs, after this no more squeal... that included brand new ones which i just fitted straight out of the bag!!!
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What about Pelican Parts or other OEM, non dealer parts providers?

The part number is 34*21*6*753*675, it is a very popular prt, it's the same on many BMW models, 3, 5, 7 p, X3 & X5 both old and new models.

Pelican Parts have it for $12.95, it's an ATE original manufacturer part:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/cata...BRKpad_pg1.htm

Turner Motorsport have it for $22.95:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-80...-bmw-part.aspx
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:05 PM
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Thanks Rebel never knew about Pelican good resource, I put them on my favorite list. Just ordered the clips form them.

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