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Old 04-20-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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PSA for today:
when you're doing brake work that requires unbolting the calipers & later realize you're out of Loctite, don't be a lazy cheap stupid-head and just shrug it off saying, "eh... it'll hold just fine, and besides, it's too cold to drag this job out." sure as i'm posting, you'll be excited for the first really nice day in 7 months you can take the car for a nice spirited run through the mountains, and when you do, you'll find yourself about 20 miles in and getting this terrible pulsating grinding sound.

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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FWIW, I've never used loctite. Never had a problem and I'm usually changing rotors a couple times a year. (Knocking on wood.) I even reused the original bolts.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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Loctite for what? I always use anti-seize.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:39 PM   #4
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for the caliper bracket bolts (caliper bolts, too, but i never messed with them this time)
and this was the first time i've had a problem either, but i definitely made sure to torque them all back in the best i could
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I also do not use Loctite.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:33 AM   #6
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Not saying what to use or do but saw this the other day:

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Old 04-21-2014, 09:40 AM   #7
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never used it either and have had them off many times...
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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I also do not use Loctite.
I do. When it comes to brakes I don't take chances.
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