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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Mar-21-2010, 07:23:37 PM   #1
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Default Urgent!!! Brake Trouble!

Yesterday i replaced my front pads and rotors with Brembo replacement rotors and Hawk street pads. I removed the caliper, pads, then rotors. Then installed the pads, installed the rotors and then put the caliper back on the rotor. I did all this without disconnecting the brake lines, and was able to squeeze the pad into the piston with a set of C-clamp pliers to allow enough room to accommodate the newer rotors and thicker pads. After all this was done, i drove the car and the brakes weren't functioning properly. I had to press the pedal all the way to the floor, then let up, and when it came back, press it again, and then i had brakes. But i have to do this everytime i need brakes. I tried bleeding the lines, yet the problem persists. The only thing i suspect is maybe a problem with a the caliper pistons. Help!!!
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Old Sun, Mar-21-2010, 07:57:52 PM   #2
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Did you have the brake fluid cap off when you pushed the pistons back? Sounds like you folded the seal in the master cylinder, or maybe you introduced air into it somehow, see if there is a bleed nipple on the master cylinder, some do, some not, if not you could try bleeding it by using the brake pipe unions one at a time, good luck.
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