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Just another quick one-how easy/hard is it to change the brake pads/discs all round? Was going to attempt it on my old car before someone decided to write it off for me!



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Look at mod mini on u tube he has a brake replacement tutorial on his channel.

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Its a complete piece of cake buddy, you'll need a wind back tool for the rear callipers, failing that bull nose pliers can be used to turn the piston back in if its not too tight.

Had 2 brake jobs on this week, one being the wifes car

p.s if the torx screw is tight on the brake disk then don't force it as it will sheer off. Work it back and forward and spray plenty of penetrating oil into the threads and it will come out eventually. Torx size is a T50 and its best to have an assistant press the brake pedal while undong the front torx screw on the disks to prevent the disk from turning
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Look at mod mini on u tube he has a brake replacement tutorial on his channel.
Any uk links or is it generally the same even though the guy is American?
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All the cars are the same buddy, Kurt will just call some parts by different names but the process is identical. Its basic maintenance
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All the cars are the same buddy, Kurt will just call some parts by different names but the process is identical. Its basic maintenance
Any preference of brakes to go for? Looking on euro car site and there are eicher which I assume are budget, Pagid, Bosch, Brembo and Textar which are the more expensive. Are any of these recommended by BMW or is it best to go to BMW parts counter at a higher cost no doubt?
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I use Delphi for brake pads and disks as well as suspension components as this is what mini use but with their branding on it.

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