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Old 04-08-2014, 09:19 AM
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What do you grease on your brake jobs?

Just wondering what people grease when replacing their brakes. I have always put high temp grease on the guide pins, piston ring that touches the pads and any other part of the caliper that touches the pads. Any thoughts on how much, or not to grease the pads at all are welcome!
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:11 PM
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I didn't use anything and they don't make any noise. I changed the rotors n pads and there Better than factory. Drilled rotors and red stuff pads.


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Old 04-08-2014, 12:12 PM
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Pics on the topic, what did u do to your e38 today


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Old 04-08-2014, 12:14 PM
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:36 AM
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The reason I ask is I can't imagine BMW using a lot of grease from the factory on the pads, I may be wrong but it was a thought I had. I might try using no grease on the pads this time and see how it goes.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:26 AM
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There is a factory coating to prevent rusting in storage, that's all I know about. I would never ever deliberately put oil on my breaks

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:58 AM
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There is a factory coating to prevent rusting in storage, that's all I know about. I would never ever deliberately put oil on my breaks

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Thats kind of what I was thinking.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:08 AM
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Yes sir!

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:33 PM
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Ok I just changed my breaks on rear with Brembo and didn't use any thing on them. No noise or vibration. Perfect.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:37 PM
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I already put the rotors on front with red stuff pads now I'm waiting on the calipers to come in.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:49 PM
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What do you grease on your brake jobs?

What brembo kit did U get?


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Old 04-09-2014, 08:28 PM
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Drilled for front not the GT. To much$ two piston in rear with regular discs.


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Old 04-09-2014, 08:34 PM
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Sorry one piston in rear and two in front.


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