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    Senior Member 1996 328ti's Avatar
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    I swapped pads and fluid. Pumped the brakes.
    Get in the car for a little test ride.
    I had the sneaking feeling I forgot something.

    After a few minutes I realized I forgot to torque my lug nuts.
    I'm glad I went with my gut feeling to rethink my steps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    And some years ago a friend nearly totaled her M3 after changing pads and finding no brakes at Summit Point's turn 1.

    Its been a while since I heard that story mentioned. Ooops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    And some years ago a friend nearly totaled her M3 after changing pads and finding no brakes at Summit Point's turn 1.
    Is that what led to the divorce?
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    Where to buy rotors and pads

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    I don't know where you are, but if near Towson, I have a lift and tools and work for beer. Several of the Baltimore area locals swear by "Manor Motor Werks."

    Hello, Jenson

    Thanks for Great help!!! Since I failed to participate in upcoming DIY session as a worker, I have been frustrated.

    I want to ask you to help me DIY. I can drive to Towson from Montgomery County.

    First, where can I buy rotors and pads (sensors, too)?

    I found one source from the forum:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1175662

    Is it OK or OEM better?

    My BMW is 2000 323i.
    Anybody will be welcome to give me some tips on buying parts.

    Thanks, all.

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    glad you chose to DIY. you'll definitely thank yourself after your brakes are done.

    Tischer gives CCA members 20% off of retail.

    their online parts dept is outstanding http://getbmwparts.com/
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    Check the pricing at the provided link, if you can't find a deal locally.
    Olympus Import Parts used to be my local go-to, but the last 2 times I needed something (relay, final stage resistor) they didn't carry them. They offer(ed) a BMW CCA discount.
    Steve Haygood, a former NCCer before relocating to the Atlanta area, is a pro mechanic & has great deals on parts:
    (706) 647-0302
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    Balo, Brembo, ATE , or Zimmermann rotors will all do the job.
    I'm running Mintex pads on our '00 328i.
    Do get a pair of new rotor locating bolts (use anti-seize when installing the new ones), and a front & rear pad wear sensor.
    You might consider replenishing/changing the brake fluid, too, depending on Mr. Button's hospitality.
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    This guy is also good for hardware, and he's a bit of a brake guru http://www.zeckhausen.com/technical.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Check the pricing at the provided link, if you can't find a deal locally.
    Olympus Import Parts used to be my local go-to, but the last 2 times I needed something (relay, final stage resistor) they didn't carry them. They offer(ed) a BMW CCA discount.
    Steve Haygood, a former NCCer before relocating to the Atlanta area, is a pro mechanic & has great deals on parts:
    (706) 647-0302
    automobilesolutions@charter.net

    http://www.autohausaz.com/

    Balo, Brembo, ATE , or Zimmermann rotors will all do the job.
    I'm running Mintex pads on our '00 328i.
    Do get a pair of new rotor locating bolts (use anti-seize when installing the new ones), and a front & rear pad wear sensor.
    You might consider replenishing/changing the brake fluid, too, depending on Mr. Button's hospitality.
    Or better yet, chuck the rotor bolts, I've yet to figure out their purpose, except for holding the rotor in place when the caliper is off! A dubious distinction, at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Or better yet, chuck the rotor bolts, I've yet to figure out their purpose, except for holding the rotor in place when the caliper is off! A dubious distinction, at best.
    Perhaps you have a specific personal reason to omit parts, you should not be suggesting those habits to someone who's trying to do their first brake job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Car54 View Post
    Perhaps you have a specific personal reason to omit parts, you should not be suggesting those habits to someone who's trying to do their first brake job.
    Weight reduction?!?
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    Don't forget to have the proper torque specs for the job.

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