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Brake caliper bolts

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Who here torque's the bolts on a brake caliper or just tightens them up with a ratchet



E.g the caliper to slide pin ones Or the caliper frame to the wheel hub ones that's are usually on most fiat braking systems
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Re: Brake caliper bolts

If it's not engine related, torque is a guideline
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Re: Brake caliper bolts

Err .... me
Is that wrong?
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Re: Brake caliper bolts

Just tighten them, that said Iíve been in a lot of work shops over the years and never seen the professionals crack out the torque wrench for this job either...

Also who is putting a new drop of thread lock of the correct specification on as well?

Most of the time youíre lucky if your car goes in for a service and comes out with the right oil
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Re: Brake caliper bolts

Pretty much what my thoughts were just do them tight with a ratchet bit don't go silly tight




Ofc you get someone who says you will die if the bolts arnt tightened to the exact torque
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Re: Brake caliper bolts

Generally I go with experience / feel.

When it comes to high end figures like 220ft lbs or some low end 5ft lbs then I use a torque wrench. High end values would be for the likes of drive sharf hub nuts.

Low end ones which are critical are the likes bearing caps where torque dramatically affects running clearances.
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Re: Brake caliper bolts

I would always torque power unit/drive line components whereas brakes/suspension/wheel nuts/etc I tend to be a bit hit and miss. Caliper carrier bolts and some others, I like to put some blue thread lock on which tends to have a lubricating effect so making a nonsense of torquing, these I would tighten by hand. You have to remember though that I worked professionally on cars for years so tend to have a good feel for how tight "tight" is.
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