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  • Offline maccduff   gb

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    grease or not
    on: Apr 17, 2020, 06.51 pm
    Apr 17, 2020, 06.51 pm
    ok guys , im doing a brake pad change, now my question is do i copper slip the caliper bolts or not , i know this effects torque settings. how do you guys do it ?

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    Re: grease or not
    Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 2020, 07.16 pm
    Apr 17, 2020, 07.16 pm
    not on the thread      i coppaslip the piviot and back of the pads    its ment to degrade rubber but iv never seen it

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    Re: grease or not
    Reply #2 on: Apr 20, 2020, 10.12 am
    Apr 20, 2020, 10.12 am
    Dont use grease on the bolts and the brake pads. It will only attract dirt by using grease.
    The only grease needed is on the caliper slider.

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    Re: grease or not
    Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2020, 10.03 am
    Apr 26, 2020, 10.03 am
    One more vote for copaslip *sparingly* for the back of the pad and the pad sliders.

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    Re: grease or not
    Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2020, 10.16 am
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    Greasing the back of the pads is old-school and dated from the time the pistons could get rusty.
    Nowadays the used alloy will not rust so grease is not to be advised.

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    Re: grease or not
    Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2020, 10.40 am
    Apr 26, 2020, 10.40 am
    Fair point, but one of the main reasons was to avoid squealing pads - this old habit dies hard  :002:

     



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