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Old 07-23-2020, 11:29 PM
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If there's any DIY I just can't stand doing it's brake bleeding - so f#[email protected] bloody tedious but must be done right, or else .... So, for $120 done at my local dealership, I call it money-well-spent for such an onerous task.
Agreed, but sadly I just had mine done but they only used a pressure bleeder and no software to activate ABS module they said. Ugh.

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Agreed, but sadly I just had mine done but they only used a pressure bleeder and no software to activate ABS module they said. Ugh.

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What, at a BMW dealership? Surprising. Any way, next time make sure they know that you know the procedure. Have a little friendly chat with the shop foreman.
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I actually had to take mine back a second time as there was a disconnect between what the person in service heard me say I needed done and what he told the shop needed to be done.


Somewhere somebody 'thought' they heard me say I wanted my brake fluid flushed. Not bled... That word never came out of my mouth.
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There's a specific order on bleeding and you must activate the ABS while doing it or else you basically are just pushing bubbles back and forth in the block.

Believe it's RR, LR, RF, LF but I don't have it in front of me to verify. Sorry

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You are correct as to bleeding process, always bleed brakes from furtherest caliper than next closest etc.
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You are correct as to bleeding process, always bleed brakes from furtherest caliper than next closest etc.
Brake line length then, correct?

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Brake line length then, correct?

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Yes, longest to shortest brake line which is as was posted.
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Thanks. The reason I wasn't sure was because of the ABS block and whether it was a difference because of it.

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What, at a BMW dealership? Surprising. Any way, next time make sure they know that you know the procedure. Have a little friendly chat with the shop foreman.
Well, this Indy mech (shop owner) is a veteran from BMW who left them and started his very own (very successful) shop and has lots of ex BMW mechs now too. I just brought back by and the owner, who I've dealt with for 15 years now, felt the pedal and right away said it was buggered and wanted to fix right then and there. I LOVE their service and they always treat me and my Bimmers very well. I talked with him about the ABS and GT1/INPA software and he said you should never have to use it for a simple bleed or when you change your calipers quickly, as I did. He fully knows of the software but said it was no way warranted for this bleed. BUT now that he felt the bad pedal, I'm not sure of his plans for it today.
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I have never had to bed the ABS. I use a pressure bleeder which makes it painless.
When possible I like to change color fluid so I can easily tell when only new fluid is coming out.
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I only had to do this when I replaced the brake lines from front to back. Outside of that I have never had to either.


Who here still has Ate Super Blue left? I only have one unopened can.
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