- Dec 26, 2006
- Tampa, Florida
You don't write badly; in fact, better than many English speakers.
Yes my bad, should've looked closer. Though the spring clips were first (for hyundai) used on the tucson.Kia rio
Pictures are nice and clear too!You don't write badly; in fact, better than many English speakers.
On exposed ones, yes. On ones that are "sealed" in a bore w/rubber sleeve, this does not apply.There is wisdom out there that says to not put grease on brake pins to prevent dust and grit from accumulating. I myself have never followed that advice.
Just to avoid errors, do you mean 3256 fahrenheit, or 356?Yes my bad, should've looked closer. Though the spring clips were first (for hyundai) used on the tucson.
3256 fahrenheit is enough for the grease on the pins. If you go that high, all the rubber will be destroyed and you will need a caliper rebuild. The pads themselves can get significantly hotter though
Try using more grease. I usually use Raybestos DBL-2T, and do not have to do this job regularly. The grease lasts longer than the pad set, several years and dozens of thousands of miles, though I do pull the pins to inspect when doing a brake job. I've never had a pin seize after it has been sufficiently greased with silicone paste, about 2-3 pea sized quantity per pin.I only use a light coat, but you'll be just fine the way you did the job. Your method is exactly the same as mine.
Depending on your climate, this job should be done regularly. I live in the midwestern USA, so I service my caliper pins twice per year - usually with each tire rotation. Takes literally 4-5 minutes per wheel: remove, clean, lubricate, install, torque, done.
Going to have to disagree, if I get grease around the middle of the shaft of my pin (not the deep-in part), AND I get the bouncy-bouncy feeling, that proves to me that I have a water-tight seal, which I want. Obviously I don't want to hydro-lock it at the deep end.If the pin feels like you are pushing up against a hydraulic dampener or it springs itself back out of the caliper bore, you have too much grease on it. I like to go on the moderate/heavy side, but you have to kind of wiggle the pin all the way in to burp any air out of it if you do so. Eric O from the South Main Auto channel is a master at that.
Rust belt life is tough on pins no matter how clean and greased they started.
In my country (Spain) I only find silicone grease, and of dubious quality.