I'm preparing to replace the rear brake pads, rotors and sensor for my E60 2006 530xi. I also intend to flush the brake system afterwards. A few questions: 1) The bavauto.com pressure brake bleeder for my car model (i.e., all E60's) indicates: " Must purchase ALB30583 adapter for use on this vehicle" which is their universal reservoir cap and costs an additional $20. I called them and they said for my vehicle, the reservoir cap that comes with the pressure bleeder doesn't fit quite right and they'd rather err on the side of caution (which happens to get them another $20). So I called a local BMW dealer and they said when they do pressure flushes, they use the same reservoir cap for all their cars. The bavauto is packaged with a collection bottle and on sale, which makes it a better deal than the MOTIVE system (which claims their 45mm reservoir cap fits all BMWs as well as most euro cars). Can anyone chime in on the bavauto system? 2) When putting on the new pads, the caliper piston will need to be pressed to accomodate the new pad thickness. Do I open up the respective bleeder valve to allow the fluid to escape locally rather than pushed back through the brake lines and into the reservoir? I've read a few threads and get the impression not opening up the local bleeder valve - even if the reservoir cap is removed - can potentially cause ABS system issues. 3) BMW original or Zimmerman rotors? Zimmerman's seem pretty common. I'm inclined to go stock for nearly everything, but I'm slowly coming around to alternatives. Any thoughts or concerns with Zimmerman's? Are their other brands I should consider? 4) BMW original or ceramic pads? Akebono Euro ceramic pads seem to be a popular alternative especially for the brake dust issues. I appreciate the rear brake dust is less than the fronts... but this may be a preview for when I need to do the fronts. Right now the fronts are BMW original with about 15k miles on them, so I have a while before they need to be replaced. Two concerns: (A) maintaining the "bite" if I use the ceramic vs. traditional. (B) is it okay to have traditional on fronts and ceramic on backs? Are their other ceramic brands that I should be considering or that offer better performance? 5) Brake fluid: ATE gold 200 super gold vs the super blue. Other than color is their any difference? I read on some threads that their may be some temperature boiling point differences, that the gold has a lower boiling point. 6) Resetting the service intervals on the iDrive system. I've been reading a lot of threads and saw a couple of videos that show a way to use a combination of the trip odometer reset button and a few other buttons that will reset the service intervals. The process takes place on instrument panel area and not on the NAV screen. Anyone have any experience with this? Does it work? Can the state inspection also be reset this way? The last thing I want is to create an issue. Thanks in advance to all who offer their insights.