2004 E46 316ti - Replacing Brake Pads/Discs & Coil Springs

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    I need to replace my front brake pads & discs on my 316ti Compact as well as a coil spring on the rear driver side.

    Can anyone recommend a good dealer to buy these parts from?

    I was going to go to Eurocarparts to get them, but was told they are not very good & to get genuine BMW parts, which I don't mind doing as long as they aren't way more expensive than parts that are cheaper but can still do the job.
     
     

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    i think you will find a lot people on here use euro car parts i have used them for
    years with no probs. there is gsf which are good.
     
     

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    Hi,

    only my 2p, but euro car parts are very good, although the springs are not checked or supplied to the specific vehicle like the dealers ones

    so if you have a sport model you may not end up with a sport spring for instance

    I'd be really cheeky, and check with the dealer after getting brake prices from euro, and see how close they'd get after telling them the prices.
     
     

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    I strongly recommend Pagid brake discs & pads from Euro Car Parts

    As for springs, personally I would change both rears at the same time; I've only ever used genuine (albeit secondhand) BMW springs, or new Eibach ones for lowering. Up to you whether you buy a brand-X from ECP or GSF. They're very pricey new from BMW though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWMB View Post
    I'd be really cheeky, and check with the dealer after getting brake prices from euro, and see how close they'd get after telling them the prices.
    Basically BMW parts have given me the prices for everything...

    front sensors pads - £36.95
    rear sensors pads - £36.95 (inc's wires)
    front discs - £70 pair
    rear discs - £40 pair


    To be honest that is good value for the geniune parts, but they wanted £199 to just fit the FRONT pads & discs and another £199 to fit the BACK!!


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    I strongly recommend Pagid brake discs & pads from Euro Car Parts

    As for springs, personally I would change both rears at the same time; I've only ever used genuine (albeit secondhand) BMW springs, or new Eibach ones for lowering. Up to you whether you buy a brand-X from ECP or GSF. They're very pricey new from BMW though.

    HTH
    They quoted me at £140 for a pair of springs at BMW. Not to happy about that personally!
     
     

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    Euro car parts stock OEM brakes. Pagid is good stuff.
     
     

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    Get a rear coil spring from Euro Car Parts and fit it yourself..

    Easiest job you'll do on a car!

    Basically jack the side up with the cracked(I assume) spring, pop the wheel off and undo the bolt at the bottom of the shock..

    Get someone to put some downward pressure on the spring carrier and pull the spring out.. maintaining downward pressure will give you enough room to fit you new spring..

    Do bolt at bottom of shock back up, wheel back on and your done.. a garage would probably try and charge an hours labour for that aswell!!!!!
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