URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

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URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

Post by J0sephx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:00 pm

Hi,

Just a really quick question regarding 130i rear brakes.

Is the handbrake a cable? & is this easy to change (e.g. like the older cars) I’m not 100% sure. It’s not electric is it? I’m 99% sure that it is cable but just thought I’d get advice before attempting the change. I can buy the callipers myself for £200 or get someone to fit and supply for £350 I’d rather do myself...

Would an ameuter be able to change the rear calipers? Mine are seizing & I’d like to do them myself. But just a bit concerned on the handbrake.

I’ve done callipers before but not 100% sure - I’ve lost my locking wheel nut which is on order but not able to pick up till 2pm to check .

Just wondering if anyone else has changed the rears?

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Post by marco_polo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:23 pm

Handbrake is a cable, which goes to a small pair of separate brake shoes. No need to touch any of that when changing the callipers though.

DIY callipers is quite straight forward, as long as you can bleed them yourself afterwards.
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Re: URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

Post by swanny71 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:39 pm

Did my rear passenger caliper last weekend. Easy DIY and no need to worry about handbrake, as Marco says it’s cable operated, acting on separate shoes ‘inside’ disc hub.

Got my caliper from Brakeparts.co.uk for £84 including next day before 1pm delivery. Perfect fit.
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Re: URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

Post by J0sephx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks for the quick response.

The guy wants to come over & fit at 3PM but I’m half tempted to save the £150 & do it myself with my brother.

Originally the rear of the car was rumbling - took it to the garage & they said it wasn’t my calipers. Anyway a month past & it’s happening again. Stinks of brakes. So 99% sure it’s th callipers now.

It’s intermittent though, I thought If a calliper seizes it stays seized?

Sometimes it feels like I’m towing an invisible caravan.
Others it’s fine. Strange...
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Post by J0sephx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:49 pm

Also, is the caliper easy to separate from the brake line?
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Re: URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

Post by stevesurrey » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:51 pm

Sticky calliper is usually evidenced by the wheel getting very hot - has that been the case ?
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Post by J0sephx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:56 pm

Yeah, & it’s difficult to spin off the ground also.

There’s been a strong smell of brakes after some drives - however it’s not always the case. The disc & alloy does get very hot after a short drive & also feels like I’m driving with the handbrake on as well. I think it’s temp related as well. Just a really intermit problem that’s driving me insane now
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Post by swanny71 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 pm

Had the rumbling noise at anything over 60mph on a run down a dual carriageway so knew what to expect when I stopped - sure enough, a sizzling hot disc and lots of brake dust.
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Also, is the caliper easy to separate from the brake line?
My brake hose to chassis hard pipe connection would not come undone without potentially twisting the hard pipe, so I unwound the caliper from the hose. Not strictly the correct way to do it but if you’re very careful not to twist the hose on removal and reassembly it’s fine.

There is an easy to access 14mm hex on the hard section at the caliper end of the brake hose (red arrow) - "crack" this loose before removing the caliper from the carrier/disc.
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Re: URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

Post by J0sephx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:15 pm

swanny71 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Had the rumbling noise at anything over 60mph on a run down a dual carriageway so knew what to expect when I stopped - sure enough, a sizzling hot disc and lots of brake dust.
J0sephx wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Also, is the caliper easy to separate from the brake line?
My brake hose to chassis hard pipe connection would not come undone without potentially twisting the hard pipe, so I unwound the caliper from the hose. Not strictly the correct way to do it but if you’re very careful not to twist the hose on removal and reassembly it’s fine.

There is an easy to access 14mm hex on the hard section at the caliper end of the brake hose (red arrow) - "crack" this loose before removing the caliper from the carrier/disc.
Not a great picture but should give you an idea of what I mean:
hose.jpg
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Handbrake is a cable, which goes to a small pair of separate brake shoes. No need to touch any of that when changing the callipers though.

DIY callipers is quite straight forward, as long as you can bleed them yourself afterwards.
Hi both,

Thanks for advice.

Currently removing calipers now - how do I disconnect the rear sensor from the pad & caliper!

Thanks

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Re: URGENT ASAP - 130i Rear Brake Caliper

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:36 pm

The sensor pulls out, no tools, no fasteners.
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Post by J0sephx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:46 pm

I got it nice one haha I was being too fragile easy to put back in??
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Post by marco_polo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:54 pm

Push it back in....
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