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5--shade tree brake replacement (archive)

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Posted by DH on December 15, 2000 at 18:22:02:

gotta put new pads (and rotors) on the front of the 525 this weekend. Any tricks to it? When I compress the calipers do I need to open the bleeder valve? Or just force the juice back into the master cylinder. Should I loosen, or take the top off the MC so the excess can spillout? Or is the travel so slight that it wasn't necessary to add fluid during the wear.
Also--95,000 miles. Are these the original brakes?
or unlikely?
Any suggestions on pad brands? would love to cut down on brake dust, but not at the price of performance. (not high performance car)

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