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Old 08-31-2009, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by X5girl View Post
Very straightforward job. When we did my stainless hoses we just pumped the pedal down, release, release pedal etc a few times on each wheel and job done. The only way I can envisage a problem is if you ran out of fluid and got a big airlock in there somewhere.
And that is exactly the problem on the X5 and other modern vehicles with ABS controllers. There are dead-ends on the lines to the ABS controller, without bleed nipples on the dead-ends, and you can't get the air bubbles out without cycling the ABS controller (opening and closing the valves and solenoids using a diagnostic computer).

Lots of members have had problems in this area, usually by bleeding the brakes and getting air in the lines. Sometimes the issue has been independent shops getting air in, and then not having the special tools to resolve the issue (which means paying the dealer $$).

Here are three posts that came up right away on the search function. Recommend the OP has a look at them:
2007 X3 3.0si, 6 MT, Premium, White

2008 535i, 6 MT, M Sport, Premium, Space Grey
2003 X5 3.0 Steptronic, Premium, Titanium Silver

2002 325xi 5 MT, Steel Grey
2004 Z4 3.0 Premium, Sport, SMG, Maldives Blue
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