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I'm getting ready to slap new front calipers and pads on the '00 V70, and was looking through VADIS to see if there were any gotchas. It says to use new bolts on the caliper mount (the bracket the calipers itself mounts to). Is there anything special about these bolts that they can only be used once, or is it just that they're pre-coated with threadlocker?
 

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Re: Front caliper mount bolts (M-G)

I think this is just general rule that suspension bolts/nuts should be replaced when you replace parts. Some parts even comes with hardware included (lower arms for instance). <p>Cheers
 

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Re: Front caliper mount bolts (Papa_Kirlo)

Replace the caliper bolts every time you change pads? Something doesn't sound right w/ that. They're what, 10mm bolts? Can't see why they would need replacement. You may be on to something w/ the thread locker though. I've never used thread locker on caliper bolts, but if you want to, I would suggest blue rather than red.
 

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Re: Front caliper mount bolts (Mk1Racer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mk1Racer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Replace the caliper bolts every time you change pads? </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> m getting ready to slap new front <b>calipers</b> and pads" </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Front caliper mount bolts (M-G)

It is a good safety practice and in-part because they do stretch when you torque them into place per spec. You fatigue them each and every time you take them out and put them in...so it's safer. Now as me if I think it is necessary...I say not. If you race and drive like a nut; then it's a good idea. If you're the average dude like most of us here...then it's a little excessive IMHO.<p>Hope this helps,<br>Cheers!
 

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Re: Front caliper mount bolts (Papa_Kirlo)

Good idea to replace these. I just changed my brakes, and the main reason for the change....the old ones are so rusted, they took forever to come off, and were quite mangled when they did.<p>Can you belive Volvo charges almost $5 CDN per bolt?<br>A BOLT?
 

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Wow...that's what I get for trying to make sense after finishing taxes and navigating VADIS... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'm replacing the pads and discs, not the calipers. To remove the discs, you have to remove the bolts that hold the caliper mounting bracket. It's these bolts that VADIS says should be replaced. <p>Thanks for the comments. If they look good, they'll get a drop of Loctite and go back in.
 

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Re: Front caliper mount bolts (Prospero)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Prospero</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is a good safety practice and in-part because they do stretch when you torque them into place per spec. You fatigue them each and every time you take them out and put them in...so it's safer. Now as me if I think it is necessary...I say not. If you race and drive like a nut; then it's a good idea. If you're the average dude like most of us here...then it's a little excessive IMHO.<p>Hope this helps,<br>Cheers!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Aren't they 10.9 bolts (metric Grade 8)? When I did my rotors, I thought I saw the 10.9 on the bolt head. I really don't think changing these is an issue. I put over 150k miles on a car and never changed the caliper bolts. The calipers were probalby off the car at least a dozen times, if not more (used to track day it, and used track pads when I did). I suspect the change suggestion is a justification for stealers to charge more for service. I was quoted $450 for front pads and rotors by my local stealer. I laughed all the way out of the service dept.
 
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