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      09-16-2021, 05:43 PM   #1
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Bleeding brakes in F30 (328i) without taking wheels off?

I know it's preferred to take off wheels for bleeding brakes in F30 (328i). But how much pain is it without taking wheels off?
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      09-16-2021, 09:30 PM   #2
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I'd say it's next to impossible. Why you'd even consider trying to bleed brakes with the wheels on tells me it's probably not a job you should be considering.
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I'd say it's next to impossible. Why you'd even consider trying to bleed brakes with the wheels on tells me it's probably not a job you should be considering.
Ah ok, I figured it would be easier than rebuilding a Rochester Quadrajet

Maybe I better stick with replacing brake pads and rotors myself.

The E70 can be bled with the wheels on. And the 328i front wheel bleed are easily reached with the tires turned. The rear ones are of concern. Will check.
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Did the brake bleed on my F34 (similar to f30) with the wheels on, it saves a lot of time. You can easily get to the bleed nipple with the use of a jack and axle stands for safety.

I used the gun extractor pump you can buy to connect to the nipple and extract fluid.

Just keep the master cylinder topped up..
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