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e39, 2001 530i - rear brake caliper bracket



 
 
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Old September 8th 05, 07:46 PM
MP
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Default e39, 2001 530i - rear brake caliper bracket

HI all

Just changing my rear brake disc and pads and I have a few questions:

1. The lower caliper bracket bolt is very inaccesible to torque to
recommended setting - is it okay if I make it real tight and leave?
2. These caliper bolts don't appear to be a 16mm bolt! And I'm started to
round the head, slightly, is it worth changing and can anyone tell me what
exactly are the size of these caliper bracket bolts?
3. I noticed the rear discs to rub slightly against the handbrake shoes is
this normal, again it is only a light friction sound?

Thanks for all your help.

Matt


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Old September 8th 05, 10:05 PM
Dave Plowman (News)
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MP > wrote:
> 1. The lower caliper bracket bolt is very inaccesible to torque to
> recommended setting - is it okay if I make it real tight and leave?


If you put the wheels back on and lower the car, you can *just* get a
torque wrench on the lower caliper bracket bolt.

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