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Re: Sticky calipers

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: FRED MUNRO <munrof@isys.ca>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 4:01 AM
Subject: Re: Sticky calipers

>The cost should include replacing the bolts that hold the capiler to
>the ends of the guide pins.  This is a 'use once only' item.
> Phil Payne

    Any idea why these are "use once only" bolts, Phil? The new ones do come
with a locking compound applied. In the past I have used new ones and have
also reused old ones by applying Loctite blue to lock them - the old ones
seem to work just as well as the new. There is no real force on these
bolts - they just hold the caliper frame to the guide pins, and the guide
pins float. The only reason I could see for replacement is if they stretch
at torque, and I wouldn't think it likely at 25 ft. lbs.

Fred Munro
'91 200q  269k km