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      04-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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blue loctite on brembo caliper bolts?

Hey guys. I am in the middle of changing pads on my brembo bbk.

Should I use blue loctite on the two main retaining bolts on my calipers?
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      04-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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They the ones that allow the caliper to float back and forth on the rotor? I never used any on oem pins.
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Huh float what? No these are two big ass bolts that get torqued to 85ftlb and hold the caliper to the axle
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      04-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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I use red Loctite on those bolts with my Stoptechs...that's what comes with the kit as well.
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That dumb bridge on the brembo caliper is making me wish I got stoptech instead. Anyone wanna swap their stoptech for my brembo?
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That dumb bridge on the brembo caliper is making me wish I got stoptech instead. Anyone wanna swap their stoptech for my brembo?
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Huh float what? No these are two big ass bolts that get torqued to 85ftlb and hold the caliper to the axle
Must be a different mounting system, oem slide on guide pins that connect to the axle mounting plate.
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Must be a different mounting system, oem slide on guide pins that connect to the axle mounting plate.
Interesting. Btw how is your car coming along?
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Interesting. Btw how is your car coming along?
Slowly, but thats to be expected.

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That dumb bridge on the brembo caliper is making me wish I got stoptech instead. Anyone wanna swap their stoptech for my brembo?
Not sure what your brakes look like, but i use this tool for my Porsche OEM Brembos. It works perfectly. Actually though, I don't struggle doing it with my fingers either. Just an idea...

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Don't use loctite! The manual says no. Here is a link. Torque specs inside.

Also punch out the top pin first (loaded pin). Otherwise it is very difficult (or impossible) to punch out. Lining up the caliper is not a problem if the pads are brand new. I did the procedure recently but don't remember any other tips anymore.

Stoptech should be easier to swap, but the monobloc is pretty easy too IMO.
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Don't use loctite! The manual says no. Here is a link. Torque specs inside.

Also punch out the top pin first (loaded pin). Otherwise it is very difficult (or impossible) to punch out. Lining up the caliper is not a problem if the pads are brand new. I did the procedure recently but don't remember any other tips anymore.

Stoptech should be easier to swap, but the monobloc is pretty easy too IMO.
GREAT TIMING ... I just got back from dinner (cheesecake factory burp! ) and was about to get wrenching on my calipers...
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Yea I just torque to 85. Never had issues with them loosening up.
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All done! turned out to be easy once I got past the first caliper..

*thank you* fellow trackaholics!
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