When to replace the Brake Discs on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i
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BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci
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BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci
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BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i
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BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti
Tools
Replacement: brake discs – BMW E46 convertible. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torx bit T30
Drive socket # 16
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – BMW E46 convertible. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car BMW 3 E46 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 E46 convertible. Use the following procedure:
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