: Self-service brakes, tools required?



burkewm
09-08-12, 07:19 PM
I'm about to change out all my rotors/pads. I've done this before on other cars, just wondering what specific tools I need to do the job on my 09 STS. No Haynes manual available for our model so not sure how to be fully prepared. Thanks!

curtc
09-08-12, 07:30 PM
Skip the Haynes manual anyway, too generic, get a FSM.

burkewm
09-08-12, 08:19 PM
From where?

Ludacrisvp
09-08-12, 09:36 PM
Well there is always www.alldatadiy.com

burkewm
09-08-12, 09:41 PM
Is it worth it? I won't be doing much work on the car myself over the next few years as I have the CPO, the brakes are about all I plan on.

1BadCadSTS
09-08-12, 10:50 PM
No different than brakes on most. No special tools needed. I have a brake "cube" and it's not needed on these simple press in. Can be done with basic hand tools and a brain.

Ludacrisvp
09-09-12, 12:22 AM
So then I would take it as our STS uses the drum ebrake setup in the rear if they are just simple push in the pistons for the rear?
I.e. the car uses the flat part of the rotor for main rear braking and the rotor's center is large enough that there are drum shoes on the inside that are connected to the ebrake cable. (this is the setup for my 01 monte carlo SS)

burkewm
09-09-12, 01:19 AM
OK cool, so no particular torque settings or anything anywhere?

eatyoursandwich
09-10-12, 03:55 PM
OK cool, so no particular torque settings or anything anywhere?


Not BMW torque requirements, but you still don't want to over-torque anything, ever.