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      01-07-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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BMW specialist or general garage to fit AP Racing BBKs?

Hi all,

I am just looking for some general advice really. As the title suggests I am trying to figure out whether to get a BWM specialist garage or just a good general garage to fit my new front and rear AP Racing BBKs and it would be good to get some input. Are there any specific things a "specialist" mechanic will know regarding how to put on these brakes compared to a good mechanic or can a strong mechanic do just as good a job? I'm really not technically minded hence the potentially obvious question, but I just don't want to overpay on labour charges because a garage has a history dealing with BMW's.

Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated in order to help me choose the most suitable garage.

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The fitting of the BBK is straight forward mechanically and anything like wiping down the rotors and torquing bolts to the correct values should be a given.

The question is if the ABS module needs to be bled which will require the BMW INPA tool or similar.

Some will say not required and a traditional bleed with the foot will be fine since air will not travel back to the abs unit if u pinch or cap off the line. I will leave others to chime in on this.

Personally I would take it to an indi that works on BMW's.
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The fitting of the BBK is straight forward mechanically and anything like wiping down the rotors and torquing bolts to the correct values should be a given.

The question is if the ABS module needs to be bled which will require the BMW INPA tool or similar.

Some will say not required and a traditional bleed with the foot will be fine since air will not travel back to the abs unit if u pinch or cap off the line. I will leave others to chime in on this.

Personally I would take it to an indi that works on BMW's.
Thanks for that.
The company I bought the brakes from also mentioned the point on the ABS / BMW tool.
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Any good race shop should be more than capable
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