When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i xDrive, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xd, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xd, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d xDrive, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xi View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for 3 Coupe (E92) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. Tools you need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. 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 E92. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the wiper arm cover.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  5. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. Step 7
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor. Use a crowbar.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  11. Step 12
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 13
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 14
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. Tip:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  16. Step 17
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 18
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  18. Step 19
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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 pads – BMW E92. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  19. Step 20
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    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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