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Old 02-21-2002, 06:38 PM
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I pulled my front calipers on my 1992 300ce to replace my discs.

Put the old bolts back in, with some good loctite.

All is well.

I would think its ok to use the original bolts as long as you clean them and use some loctite.

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Old 02-21-2002, 07:00 PM
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Smile Caliper attached bolts

I have a leaky caliper on the back of my 300TD and I just got a rear caliper from Fastlane today. I thought it would come with two new attaching bolts since they aren't sold seperately by Fastlane. These are self locking bolts so I don't think I should reuse should I ? What do other people do ? Reuse them with Loctite ?
Or, do I need to go to the dealer ? Please help, I was going to do this Saturday !
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Old 02-21-2002, 09:17 PM
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I have always just used the same bolts and "removable" Locktite.
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Old 02-22-2002, 10:35 AM
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Just done my front discs and re-used the caliper bolts (cleaned them with brake cleaner/methylated spirits and a wire brush, put threadlock on) and so far so good.
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Old 02-22-2002, 10:50 AM
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My front calipers have a lock plate. A long thin piece of metal with a hole at each end and a tab that gets bent flat against the bolt head to keep it from backing out.
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