When to replace the Brake Discs on your BMW X1
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X1 (E84) xDrive 28 i, BMW X1 (E84) xDrive 23 d, BMW X1 (E84) xDrive 25 i, BMW X1 (E84) xDrive 28 i Flex View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

Tools
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X1 (E84). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H5.
HEX bit No.H7.
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X1 (E84). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car BMW X1 (E84) 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X1 (E84). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the wiper arm cover.
  2. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  3. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X1 (E84). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 10
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  7. 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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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 13
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X1 (E84). Professionals 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.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads.
  12. Step 16
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 17
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 18
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  15. Step 19
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 20
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use an impact screwdriver.
  17. Step 21
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    Remove the brake disc.
  18. Step 22
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  19. Step 23
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    Install the brake disc.
  20. Step 24
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 16 Nm torque.
  21. Step 25
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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 X1 (E84). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  22. Step 26
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    Install the brake caliper bracket.
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