- Dec 14, 2002
- New Jersey
As many know I refurbished my calipers on my 1982 MB 300CD. Brake job went well, greased the bearings and all that as well. Drove the car maybe 50 miles and the pedal starts to feel soft. I immediately start to think master cylinder. The fluid level was a bit low, but didn't have time to investigate, so I'm thinking it went to the booster. Had a better look this am, in the course of 12 hours I gravity bled my caliper from the caliper to hose joint. It does NOT use a banjo bolt, it just threads in. I tightened it with a wrench, same as I had when installing the refurbished caliper... and the time before I had removed the caliper (as a I had replaced the hoses due to age and drove thousands of miles on the refurbished hoses). So I'm a bit concerned that the hose backed out under reasonable torque. Certainly don't want to loctite it. Are brake hose threads single use only?