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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Disc Brake Service

Looks like it's time to inspect and lubricate my brakes, according to the maintenance schedule.

My question is about the front brake calipers. The factory service manual says if you remove the guide pin bolts, you should replace them with new ones.

That doesn't make sense to me. It would mean every time you replaced the pads, you'd have to replace the guide pins. How can you lubricate the guides, unless you remove the pins?

I was thinking as long as you clean all the dirt off, make sure no dirt gets inside the boots, and everything is nicely greased up, why couldn't you just use the same guide pin bolts, if they're not worn?

Is the manual serious, or are they just being OCD? I've never replaced the guides on the disc brakes on any other vehicle I've had, unless they're worn or scored.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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CYA to be exact. At the shop we replace them only when we see an issue with them, the rest of the time they're cleaned, lubed and re-installed.
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they want you to replace the pin kits so they will have thread locker on the bolts,just reuse them with a medium thead locker (blue)


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ah, thread-locker. Now that makes sense.

Thanks for solving the mystery!

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