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    brake pad changing farce E36 HELP!! :(

    Evening all.

    Hit a major snag today when changing the brake pads... front drivers side was as easy as it should be but the passenger side is screwed... I cannot for the life of me get the piston far back enough for me to get the new pads around the disc :(

    Am I doing something wrong? Is the caliper seized? I've tried pressing is back with a G-clamp, it went so far then stopped!!

    Please help as I have no car to get to work tomorrow :(

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    Opened the cap on the Brake reservoir? May help you?

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    Just be aware that if you do that, fluid might spill out when you push it back, so clean it up quickly or put rags down first to catch it. And don't forget to put the cap back on afterwards!

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    Get one of these for next time though BRAKE CALIPER PISTON WIND-BACK TOOL LEFT | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABM View Post
    Get one of these for next time though BRAKE CALIPER PISTON WIND-BACK TOOL LEFT | eBay
    There won't be a next time! lol

    I jest still got the back ones to do! :( *sighs*

    Many thanks peeps! I think a rebuild will be in order any way!

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    BTW, I know this is a long short... but does anyone have a guide or process for swapping my current 328i brake servo/master cylinder to the M3 evo one? Really need to get this done too!

    Thanks in advance

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    If it was mine and the piston is that stiff shoving it back is not the best idea shoving it back then working it in and out a few times untill free mostly sorts them but it's not mine and not recommending it. Safety first. If in doubt seek expert advice.




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    Quote Originally Posted by e36coupe-328 View Post
    If it was mine and the piston is that stiff shoving it back is not the best idea shoving it back then working it in and out a few times untill free mostly sorts them but it's not mine and not recommending it. Safety first. If in doubt seek expert advice.




    Ignore the random picture.

    That is exactly how I bent my G clamp! :O

    Any Idea's on the MS anyone? can't find anything about it on the web! :(
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    That is exactly how I bent my G clamp! :O
    Get better clamps
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    Any Idea's on the MS anyone? can't find anything about it on the web! :(
    Changing a master cylinder is changing a master cylinder. Not much difference between like for like and different ones in the method. Either the pipes reach or they do not. Even if they reach check for difference in flare like double or single. Then there is bleeding.
    There is also whether it affects the ABS operation

    When you cannot find things documented it tends to mean they are either so easy it is untrue or so hard no one that has done it could be bothered to document it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by e36coupe-328 View Post
    Get better clamps

    Changing a master cylinder is changing a master cylinder. Not much difference between like for like and different ones in the method. Either the pipes reach or they do not. Even if they reach check for difference in flare like double or single. Then there is bleeding.
    There is also whether it affects the ABS operation

    When you cannot find things documented it tends to mean they are either so easy it is untrue or so hard no one that has done it could be bothered to document it.


    Safety first as before.
    Very good point! Well best just to crack on then! And I'm goina do it just the way you told me too! :P I jest again! ooh I cracked a rib :(

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