When to replace the Brake Hose on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake hose : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 316 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 316 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 320 td, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 td, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 320 td, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 325 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 316 ti 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

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Hose for 3 Compact (E46) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: brake hose – BMW 3 Compact (E46). Tools you need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #8
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #14
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake bleeder kit
Fluid container
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake hose – BMW 3 Compact (E46). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left brake hoses on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake hose – BMW 3 Compact (E46). Use the following procedure:
  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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 3 Compact (E46)
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the brake caliper and to the brake circuit pipe. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake hose – BMW 3 Compact (E46). Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  6. Step 8
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    Put a container for gathering brake fluid beneath.
  7. Step 9
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    Loosen the brake hose fastening. Use a combination spanner #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the brake hose to the brake circuit pipe. Use a combination spanner #10.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper.
  11. Step 13
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    Screw the new brake hose onto the brake caliper.
  12. Step 14
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    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  13. Step 15
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    Screw the brake hose onto the brake circuit pipe.
  14. Step 16
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    Tighten the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a combination spanner #14. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 22 Nm torque.
  15. Step 17
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    Tighten the fastener connecting the brake hose to the brake circuit pipe. Use a combination spanner #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 14 Nm torque.
  16. Step 18
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    Clean the brake hose mounting seat on the brake circuit pipe. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake hose – BMW 3 Compact (E46). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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