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Overboost 11-23-2018 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by trentcdrums (Post 1147036)
For sure. I did the same. O replaced every other component hoping the ball joint was still good. Lol

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Great minds think alike... My thought process exactly... :bustingup

mr_robot 11-23-2018 09:48 PM

Installed Stoptech cross drilled/slotted rotors and centric pads.

Previous owner had only replaced pads and the rotors were glazed with a very noticeable lip on the edge. It was noisy even though it had brand new pads.

Also for some reason the wear sensors feel a bit short and can't attach to the bleeder as it's supposed to. Looks like they used used the rear length ones?? Smh

Lastly the pads that I removed were EBC red stuff but if you go to their site it states not for SUV/Trucks yet they sell it for the X5?? Oh wait sorry we have sAv lol


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trentcdrums 11-23-2018 11:27 PM

Last picture from the trip.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...272e4fefac.jpg

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wpoll 11-23-2018 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mr_robot (Post 1147050)
... Also for some reason the wear sensors feel a bit short and can't attach to the bleeder as it's supposed to. Looks like they used used the rear length ones?? ...

Not only the length is different between the rear and the front - the rear sensor lead has a right-angle joint just before the connector while the front sensor doesn't.

Proper routing is critical or they will seem too short.

bradb 11-24-2018 10:11 AM

Drove the 6MTE53 about 80 miles to visit friends the Friday after Thanksgiving. Even at 128k miles I am enjoying the ride. The sport package riding on 18 Michelin Lattitudes to me is a dream....

Brad

Overboost 11-24-2018 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by trentcdrums (Post 1147055)
Last picture from the trip.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...272e4fefac.jpg

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Love this shot :thumbup:

Overboost 11-24-2018 03:09 PM

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Did both front ball joints today. Easy once you clear the way. Remove the wheel, rotor, caliper and remove 3 M6x1.0 screws that hold the backing plate to the hub and rotate 90 degrees. Puts the ball joint, T50 mounting bolts and the ball joint nut in front of God and everybody. A couple of taps with the hammer and it all comes apart effortlessly. Got it down to 30 minutes a side. :thumbup:

Fifty150hs 11-24-2018 03:22 PM

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Fifty150hs 11-24-2018 03:23 PM

Completed my caliper rebuild/paint project. Will be installing when my new pads and rotors arrive. I'd post a pic, but I can't figure out how to do it.

mr_robot 11-24-2018 03:53 PM

What did you do to / for your E53 today??
 
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Originally Posted by wpoll (Post 1147059)
Not only the length is different between the rear and the front - the rear sensor lead has a right-angle joint just before the connector while the front sensor doesn't.



Proper routing is critical or they will seem too short.



So I pulled another sensor and measured it against the one already on the car and they were the same length.

It's long enough but not long enough to be clipped in all the mounting points.

If I clip it by the bracket on the strut it is too short and and won't reach the bleeder valve where it slips on.

But if I attach it to the bleeder valve it's not long enough to clip inside the strut bracket.

But there is plenty of length from the connector box (by the fender well) up to the strut bracket.



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