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What Lubrication To Use For For Brake Caliper Pins?


rajivrattna
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Just want advice on this question. I have ordered Zimmerman zinc coated brake discs and mintex pads for my Aygo's front disc brakes. The old discs are totally rusted and have a rusty ridge all around. I guess they are less than 18mm in thickness now. The pads are worn too on a vehicle from 2008 that has only done 35000 Km. What are the discs and pad made of? chalk? My BMW E91 with the same age and mileage has discs as good as new.

Now as I was planning to do the job myself for the first time, I need some advice on the greasing of the caliper slider pins. On the back of pads and the part where the pads ears touch the cradle I will be using copper paste since it has good heat tolerance. The caliper pins are a problem since it touches the rubber cover and that probably does not tolerate petroleum product. Should I go for lithium grease, or lithium and molybdenum grease or just silicon grease? Do the mintex pads come with suitable grease packet enclosed?

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Toyota state that you use a lithium soap base glycol grease.

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any high temp silicone grease should be fine,

Mintex do a grease called ceratec, which states on the back ok to use on slider bolts and to stop brake squeal.

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Just received the mintex pads and the packet contained two bolts along with the pads. There were no caliper pin grease in that packet and why just two bolts (there are 4 bolts holding the caliper in place) I wonder!

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