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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Jun-18-2017, 05:39:45 PM   #1
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Default Brake Pad Positioning

The out brake pad fits flush on the caliper mount, but the inner pad that clips into the piston does not. There's a gap between the pad and mount. Is this normal? I have Akebono pads and noticed this since I bought it years ago.

Trying to diagnose if this is causing brake drag..
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Default Re: Brake Pad Positioning

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The out brake pad fits flush on the caliper mount, but the inner pad that clips into the piston does not. There's a gap between the pad and mount. Is this normal? I have Akebono pads and noticed this since I bought it years ago.

Trying to diagnose if this is causing brake drag..
I'm not sure what you're describing - perhaps a pic would be helpful here.

That said - the back of the outer pad should sit flush against the caliper and the back of the inner pad should sit flush against the piston - no gaps anywhere.
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Discussing Brake Pad Positioning in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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