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Old 05-02-2013, 07:43 AM
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GRRRRR! BMW Special Tools

Can't even adjust the parking brake without one.

Wee open ended spanner on my Volvo T5...a job one can do in 2 mins in a tux.

What's with the special tools and why aren't they on Ebay???

32 1 030 and an adjusting screw on each rear brake... apparently after a bolt is removed from each wheel...dear me!

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:40 AM
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you don't need special tools. any brake adjusting tool or flat blade screwdriver will work.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:09 AM
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Can't even adjust the parking brake without one.

Wee open ended spanner on my Volvo T5...a job one can do in 2 mins in a tux.

What's with the special tools and why aren't they on Ebay???

32 1 030 and an adjusting screw on each rear brake... apparently after a bolt is removed from each wheel...dear me!

KISS BMW!

BMWs rarely require special tools. Try working on a VW.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:34 PM
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Only special tool I have is the spark plug socket $18 from BMS. $80? from BMW
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BMWs rarely require special tools. Try working on a VW.
Quite the contrary here. Maybe modern VW's?
A lot of BMW models definitely require a few special tools.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:57 AM
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you don't need special tools. any brake adjusting tool or flat blade screwdriver will work.
Cheers!

BTW...already got spark plug socket...picked up tip to tape it on the bar for the ratchet.

Love the way everything is under covers...
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