Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Disc : 50000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: brake discs – BMW E39. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake discs – BMW E39. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H7.
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Fender cover
Wheel chock
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Replacement: brake discs – BMW E39. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car BMW E39 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 E39 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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