In Reply to: 5--shade tree brake replacement posted by DH on December 15, 2000 at 18:22:02:
I usually open the MC cap, but I've also done it without opening anything.
Also--95,000 miles. Are these the original brakes?
Any suggestions on pad brands? would love to cut down on brake dust, but not at the price of performance. (not high performance car)
Unlikely that they're original brakes. Definitely check your rotors for wear while you're in there. As for pads, I like PBR Deluxe. Almost ZERO dust while giving about the same stopping power as stock pads. Be sure to use anti-squeal goo on the back of the pads.
'90 535i 5-speed