When to replace the Brake Discs on your BMW 1 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for 1 Hatchback (E87) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – BMW 1 (E87). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Sealant
Drive socket # 18
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car BMW 1 (E87) in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 1 (E87) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 1 (E87)
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 10
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW 1 (E87). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  9. Step 13
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    Remove the brake pads.
  10. Step 14
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 15
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 16
    Remove the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
    Step 17
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  13. Step 18
    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 19
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 20
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    Remove the brake disc.
  15. Step 21
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  16. Step 22
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    Install the brake disc.
  17. Step 23
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 16 Nm torque.
  18. Step 24
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW 1 (E87). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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