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 (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: brake discs – BMW E90. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Brake caliper guide pins grease
Copper grease
Sealant
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 16
HEX bit No.H6.
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 E90 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 E90 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 4
    Raise the rear 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 E90
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15.
  7. Step 9
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW E90. AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 12
    Remove the brake pads retaining clips. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 13
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 14
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 15
    Remove the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
    Step 16
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  12. Step 17
    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 19
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    Remove the brake disc.
  14. Step 20
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  15. Step 21
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    Install the brake disc.
  16. Step 22
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    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 16 Nm torque.
  17. Step 23
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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 E90. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  18. Step 24
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    Remove the guide pins from the brake caliper.
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