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JHawk GT
10-14-2005, 03:38 PM
I decided to lube the caliper slide pins and do some other brake maintenance before winter and noticed there's some threadlocker from the factory on the caliper bolts. The service manual and how to's here don't say anything about using threadlocker on these bolts. It is called for on the caliper bracket bolts. Just wondering if anyone routinely uses it on these bolts or if it's even necessary???

10-14-2005, 05:48 PM
no. only use if you want a hassle next time you go to do your brakes.

10-14-2005, 08:34 PM
Use anti-seize on them. Make sure to pop out the slides and put some grease on them.

10-14-2005, 11:19 PM
Yeah deffinitly pop out the sliders and grease them I had one of mine freez up it was pita to fix and it caused my pads and rotors on that side to destroy themselves

JHawk GT
10-15-2005, 08:45 AM
Got the slides all lubed up with plenty of Sil-glyde. Decided to use some anti-sieze on the caliper bolts. I don't know if the factory threadlocker or something else made them so hard to remove, but I knew that 23 lb ft of torque shouldn't be that hard to break loose. They were pretty clean when I removed them.