brake paste/grease/fluid for reassembly

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Tue Apr 9 16:14:42 EDT 2002

Isn't this lubrication mainly to let the nonmetallic parts slide into place
without tearing/abrading?  Don't know that I'd use brake fluid, but what
about a light coating with the grease you're using on the pins?

At 02:42 PM 04/09/2002 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:

>I'm putting the calipers back together, and curious...Bentley says
>"use Audi PN blah blah grease on orings and pistons for reassembly"
>Uh, okay.
>Wouldn't brake fluid do just as nicely?  Or is the idea to have
>something non-hygroscopic near the outer surfaces?  Would regular
>synthetic general purpose grease do?(got a big tube of M1 synthetic
>"general purpose" grease, good to 550 degrees or something.)

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