Being in NY with the snow you get, I would recommend once a year (I do before and after winter here in MA) relube Slide pins, take pads out, clean up any rust or salt debris on or under the clipsOK update:
cleaned all the slider pins on all the calipers, a majority of them were already frozen in place!! I used the new lubrication that I should’ve used the first time And installed the new caliper bracket
All is well thankfully!
Thank you for all the feedback! premature wear out of the pads has been avoided! All the pins move beautifully now.
New, clean product versus older surfaces that have seen wear, salt, etc.That was my point: the FSM says one thing, but the factory does something else.
Similar to how Honda's FSM says to use anti-seize on spark plugs, but it is clear that it was not used from the factory.
I used it liberally on the insides of my wife's brake rotors, they were a bear to get off even with a sledge hammer. Be curious to see how they come off say 5 years later. I put it on the hubs and the rotor hats on the inside.Antiseize is ugly messy stuff after a while. Even for its intended purpose it dries out a lot.
I did same thing, had no problems getting off after a year or so, pulled right off. I don’t think you will have much of a problem. HopefullyI used it liberally on the insides of my wife's brake rotors, they were a bear to get off even with a sledge hammer. Be curious to see how they come off say 5 years later. I put it on the hubs and the rotor hats on the inside.
Funny anyone remember fixed calipers? My Lexus has them front and rear. My BMW floating all 4, as is our GM. But the newer GMs I think are back to fixed. Cop suvs have the 16" rotors with 6 piston calipers on the front, impressive lol