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      12-10-2009, 09:51 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Thinker23 View Post
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!?