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Old 04-21-2013, 07:59 AM
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Brakes...

I've been accustomed to changing brakes on many of my vehicles but I know that on my 06' 330i there may be some differences I'm not familiar with. Does anybody have a walkthrough or tips on how to complete a brake change on this vehicle? Is this worth doing myself or should I just take it in and pay the ridiculously high 800 smackaroos to get the brakes done? Any idea where to get the best OEM parts as well?
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They're no different AFAIK than E46 and other previous BMW brakes.

Plenty of sponsors up at the top with reasonable prices.
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The only thing different from other cars I've had is the retainer screws, but they are obvious and you just need a Allen wrench.
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Bavarian auto has some good videos on this. Easy peezy.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:40 AM
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Brake work on an E90 is straightforward.

Understand how the parking brake system works before attempting to remove the rear rotors. The Bentley manual covers this. It is not complex, but the parking brake's brake shoes need to be backed off.

The fit of the rotors on the hub is designed with a close tolerance. This plus corrosion can make removal of the rotors a bear. Good penetrating oil, a dead blow mallet and patience will eventually prevail. A little anti-seize on assembly will make life easier for the next guy.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:56 AM
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hope its as easy as my 4 runner brakes, I did my front brakes last week in less than 30 minutes
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Originally Posted by EAGLE08 View Post
I've been accustomed to changing brakes on many of my vehicles but I know that on my 06' 330i there may be some differences I'm not familiar with. Does anybody have a walkthrough or tips on how to complete a brake change on this vehicle? Is this worth doing myself or should I just take it in and pay the ridiculously high 800 smackaroos to get the brakes done? Any idea where to get the best OEM parts as well?

Were I you I'd go immediately to YouTube - look for '06 330i Brake Job.

What do you find?

Also, from time to time people do seem to post about their DIY brake job....if you care to look, you'll find a mother lode o'info!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks to all for the info... I will definitely follow up on the leads supply... happy driving!!
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