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Hi there,

I am wrenching on my sisters car. I am looking for 2 specs from the manual

1. Minimum thickness for the front disks.
2. The torque settings for the 2 caliper bolts in that hold on the caliper.

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Scott
 

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Minimum thickness should be stamped on the rotor.
 

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Olcarluver,

Hey thanks a bunch. :thumbup::rofl::thumbup::rofl::thumbup:

I am going to measure them. now!

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Olcarluver,

I have 21.5646 MM on the thinnest rotor. So I think that I will be able to get one more cut from the rotors. I am sending my wife to machine shop today. :D She just loves going there.

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Sounds good! I'm guessing BMW is being cautious with that minimal thickness spec. Where I live, the shops (not all) use the min. thickness requirements to upsale new rotors. My wife's Subaru had rotors replaced under warranty a few years ago. Not long after, maybe 20-30k miles, an indie shop did a routine service, then called her up, saying she needed new pads and rotors, as hers were too thin. She didn't bite;

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Larry,

Absolutly. A lot of shops have two rate scales one for economy cars and a upscale rate for BMWs Lexus, and Mercedes. I used to call it the Yuppy tax. And they love to have single women and young people as customers. :D I will let you know how it goes.

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Maybe they don't make em like they used to, but... I change rotors and pads together on my e46. I have turned them (the rotors) and they warped soon after. Going to buy an e36 for the stable and am curious about this issue.
 
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