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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:28 PM
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rebuilt caliper installation not going well.

1993 318i. I am replacing rotors, calipers and pads on the rear brakes. With my old calipers and probably yours as well, the brake hose doesn't gradually become tight, it suddenly becomes tightened all the way. I installed rebuilt calipers today and when the hose was fully tightened, the calipers were not lined up correctly. Since i can't twist the sturdy brake hose, how do i adjust how i tighten the brake hose so that the caliper lines up and doesn't leak? The last attempt involved using a couple turns with teflon plumbing tape which i was careful not to wrap near the tip of the hose. At the present time, i haven't had time to bleed the system and check to see if that teflon tape trick stopped the brake hose from leaking. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:43 AM
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:17 AM
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the parts guy at my auto store told me what to do. thanks anyone who read this. if interested, i'll tell you what he said.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:32 PM
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Re: rebuilt caliper installation not going well.

Why not just post what he said? That's the purpose of a forum, to post helpful information. Well, that and good naturedly pick on each other.

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Old 07-29-2013, 03:11 PM
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good naturedly pick on each other.

pick"ing" ing ing.. ing on that end of that sir


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Old 07-29-2013, 03:13 PM
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Re: rebuilt caliper installation not going well.

Incorrect, sir. Pick, not "picking". I pick on you, not picking on you.

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Old 07-29-2013, 03:23 PM
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:28 AM
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ok the parts guy said (as i suspected) that the threads of the brake line do not seal the caliper from leaking, therefore the use of teflon tape will never work. he said to tighten the brake line to the caliper and then apply PB Blaster to the nearest brake line connection back from the caliper and try to loosen it and work the two connections in there so to eliminate the twisting in the brake line which shouldn't be there. in my car, the connection is 20 years old! and it's hard to get to and so i just applied the Blaster and hooked up the caliper with a twist in the line and said screw it. It's working and the job is finished.
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