When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake Pad Set, disc brake : 30000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Compact (E46) 316 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 325 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 320 td, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 316 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 316 ti, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 td View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.
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Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Compact (E46). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Compact (E46). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Compact (E46). Take the following steps:
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