Originally Posted by Thinker23
Just did this today and had a hell of a time taking off the front pads opposite the piston which had adhesive backing!!! I believe that the adhesive backing prevents break squeel. Is this new to 09s?
Thanks for the DIY.
I think the anti-squel gel is recommended by BMW in general (part #14 in the diagram). I didn't have a hard time taking my OEM pads out, but it sounds like you had a different experience. Also, it appears that the gel also eliminates "clatter". I don't use the gel, and my pads kind of rattle a little when I hit bumps, or is it my suspension coming apart!?