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Old 05-31-2012, 09:16 AM
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w210 E55 AMG rear caliper questions

Hi,
I have searching and was hoping someone can a definite answer on this.
What is the torque setting for the rear caliper bolts on a 2001 E55 AMG?
I have only been able to find the setting for a w211 and it was much higher than I expected for caliper bolts.
Also, do the bolts need to be changed or can I reuse the ones in there already?

I am hoping to be able to change the rear pads and rotors this weekend.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:49 AM
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Generally, AMG packages include upgraded brakes so OEM values will probably be wrong. Not sure where to find the info although if you have a good relationship with a local dealer they might help.

As for mounting bolts, MB has used micro-encapsulated bolts for some time and they should be replaced with new ones whenever removed. Tip - Buy the bolts at a dealer and confirm the torque with them.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:39 PM
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10mm bolts should be torqued to 55Nm. 12mm bolts, 115Nm.

As RichardM98 correctly points out, MB requires all micro-encapsulated bolts be replaced. If you want to go "by-the-book" replace them. If a trip to the dealer is a PIA, you can apply a drop or two of removeable thread locker before re-using them. It'll work fine.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:26 PM
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Thanks to both of you. I called the dealership today and they did not have the bolts in stock. I was planning on calling them tomorrow and asking them to order them for me but I might just go the threadlocker way.
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