Brake calliper to strut bolts???

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Brake calliper to strut bolts???

Postby NaisiaN » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:45 am

Hi all,

Half way through replacing the discs and the 2x bolts that hold the calliper to the strut have sheered off. Does anyone know the size/length of these bolts?? And is there anywhere I can get them from , diy store etc?

Thanks!
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Re: Brake calliper to strut bolts???

Postby Paul G » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:52 am

NaisiaN wrote:Hi all,

Half way through replacing the discs and the 2x bolts that hold the calliper to the strut have sheered off. Does anyone know the size/length of these bolts?? And is there anywhere I can get them from , diy store etc?

Thanks!


Hi Jordan

You could get a used set from Caprigear Martin or i think Tickover or CCi do new ones. Don't just fit random bolts as these caliper bolts will be stronger than ordinary bolts and made of high tensile steel.

Be very careful getting the remains of the old bolts out of the strut as you do not want to damage the thread in the strut. If you do this is one area where you can't really re - thread it due to safety concerns.

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Re: Brake calliper to strut bolts???

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Re: Brake calliper to strut bolts???

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:03 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-M16-Cal ... 3260844757
As Paul says, I think that the bolts might need to be high tensile 10.9, so it's best to check before buying.

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Re: Brake calliper to strut bolts???

Postby NaisiaN » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:07 am

Brill thanks!
I saw the ones on burtonpower but misread it, thought they were for 2.8 and 3.0 only. Will get some ordered!

Trying to get these out is a pain arse, and dust shield won’t come off either to be able to drill from front. Why is a simple job never easy. I Fkin hate rust!!!
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Re: Brake calliper to strut bolts???

Postby Paul G » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:20 am

Get a blowtorch and heat the bolts.


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