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    What does the ABS do to prevent proper bleeding of the brakes Steve? How/what/where? I recall quite a few people moan a bit when they have to bleed brakes on cars with ABS. They always says it's a bit more awkward to do.

    The master cylinder and servo are both 2nd hand from CRM. The calipers are 2nd hand also. When the calipers were squeezed, the fluid that came out was like brown water. I really did look disgusting. The pistons were pressed back all the way till they stopped.
     
     

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    IIRC on my corsa c I had to take it to my mates garage to get it bled up properly, something about cycling the ABS module but don't think BM's need this done.

    A proper bleed will sort your problem if you've checked your servo is properly working.
     
     

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    can you get a garage or a friend to check the servo is working fine?? have you tried turning the car off, pump the brakes till they go hard then keeping your foot down turn on the car, if the servo is working it should drop the pedal? sometimes it can be just a weak servo, but still deffo get the system bled vacuum or presure.
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    Yayyy, it's sorted now. Took car round to a garage that uses pressure bleeding. Took half an hour, and got 2 tyres, 255,35/18 fitted. £30 cash for the bleeding and tyre fitting. I now have brakes!!! Boy oh boy do they work now, just the lightest touch of the pedal and it stops, oh yes. I love the brakes now.

    The guy said quite a lot of bubbles came out of the fluid bottle AND both the front calipers. I don't have to pootle around at 30 mph and stay 2 car lengths behind the car in front now. YAY.

    fanx guys. I reckon the M3 servo and mc helped with the brake pedal travel too. Defo recommend doing it.
     
     

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    what did u pay for the goodies to do the swap?
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    erm, £50 exc. VAT and post( I think it was £65 posted) for the master cylinder, fluid bottle and servo from CRM. All from the EVO 3.2. Angled pipe inlets. It depends what year your car is. Mine is a 97, so I have 2 different sized brake pipe unions that go into the MC. 1 x 11mm, 1 x 12mm. Same as the EVO. The pre-facelift has straight inlets to the MC. BOTH unions the same size.

    £175 for 2 x 330i calipers from FAB posted. Quarry only had 3 x passenger sides when I went to get them.

    £127.72 for 330i brembo Max discs + Textar pads from GSF.

    Also, I had to buy a tap and die for the 12mm union. It was cross threading when trying to screw into the MC, cos had to bend the pipe to go in. Ahem, 1 x tap and 1 x die, M12 x 1.0 = £95. Yes, ONE of each, for £95 for both. The guy it minus VAT, and then knocked a little more off!! So, if you get into trouble doing this, and you DO cross thread the 12mm union, you now know what the price is to rectify it.
     
     

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    Oh yes, almost forgot, the front brake pad wear sensor from the E36 DOES NOT REACH when you fit the 330 calipers. You need to get the E46 pad sensor.
     
     

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