View Full Version : e46 330 brake bleed

09-03-2005, 09:11 AM
Any one used the two person pump method to bleed an e46? The Bentley says take it to the dealer for the modic i guess to cycle the abs. I do my e36 and e30 and never had a problem, but thought BMW may have changed something.


09-03-2005, 12:33 PM
My bro has an E46328ci and our mechanic has bled the brakes without the BMW dealer fancy machine. He uses a simple pressure bleeder.

09-06-2005, 10:08 AM
The 2 person method, pressure bleeder, or vaccum bleeder should work fine for a general flush of the system.

The fancy machine that the dealers have are only really necessary if you have swapped out a major component of the brake system (e.g. master cylinder, new calipers) which introduces a lot of air into the system.

09-08-2005, 08:18 PM
Or if you want to make sure you flush the fluid in the ABS system.

You can also flush, go out and cycle hte ABS a few times, then flush again.