Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado, USA
Front brake line part number
First, let me say that I should have checked the forum before I made any decisions....
So it was a warm Colorado Saturday, and I was going to get out my new (to me) 99 LT and take it for a spin. Front brakes felt kinda spongy, looked down, there's a huge brake fluid puddle under the front tire. I push it back into the garage, and pull out the offending line. It's the flexible one that goes from somewhere up top to the front right caliper. Ordered one from my local BMW dealer (mistake -- shoulda ordered new ones from Spiegler), a week later, I pick it up. I finish pulling the old one out, start to install the new one, and what do you think I found? IT DOESN'T FIT. The top of the hose fits fine all the way to the lower brake connector that goes into the caliper. The old one was at about a 45 deg angle; the new one is at 90 deg. No way will it fit. Take it back, and boy, I'm bummed (another nice Colorado Saturday). Parts manager takes a look at it, rechecks the part number, reorders. I leave the line with him. He gets one in, it's still the wrong one.
So, he's taken a picture of both of them and sent them to BMW NA to figure out what's going on.
My question -- has anyone else had this problem?