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Old 11-23-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what, specifically, people are using to lubricate the brake caliper slide pins on their front calipers with?

I tried using some permatex brake specific lube, and it kept gumming up.

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The service rep at my local honda dealer told me that they used Wurth silicone grease.

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Parts wouldn't sell me a tube of this grease, but gave me a half finished tube to take. The parts guy told me the Wurth silicone lube would work, but they usually use Molyslip AS/40 for lubing caliper slide pins.

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This was all after I went into the Honda dealership to buy some Polyurea grease (honda P/N 08798-9002) for lubing the pins. I've read on this forum that it's good for this purpose.

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Old 11-23-2007, 01:02 PM   #2
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I use Lucas hi-temp grease (green in color ). Has never gummed up on me.
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Silicone gel is what I use.
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A little offtopic, but has anyone had a slide pin completely seize up? One of mine is frozen, and I can't get it in or out to clean/relube it.
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I personally use a product called Sil-Glide @ work on slide pins. Its just a silicone lubricant in a gel form and comes in a tube the size of toothpaste.

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A little offtopic, but has anyone had a slide pin completely seize up? One of mine is frozen, and I can't get it in or out to clean/relube it.
After they become seized you can usually break the pins loose but they will seize again no matter how well you are able to clean it. Once this happens we usually recommend replacement.
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We use the sil glide too. Works great and doesn't swell up the rubber boots like petroleum based lube does.
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I've always used Permatex Ultra High-Temp(Red label) and I've yet to see a single problem with it.

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After they become seized you can usually break the pins loose but they will seize again no matter how well you are able to clean it. Once this happens we usually recommend replacement.
Replacement of the pin, or the whole caliper mounting bracket?
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To lube the pins I use permatex anti-seize (silver bottle)...
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Replacement of the pin, or the whole caliper mounting bracket?
i have had this happen on nearly every honda i have ever bought so im pretty familiar with fixing it. i usually end up taking the caliper bracket off and clamping the pin in a table vise and working it back and forth until i can get it out (some are more stubborn than others) then use pb blaster to lube the pin and hole and work it until it moves freely then pack it with urea grease and re-assemble. replacement parts such as caliper brackets are not usually stocked so this method is a quick solution so you can get back on the road
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i have had this happen on nearly every honda i have ever bought so im pretty familiar with fixing it. i usually end up taking the caliper bracket off and clamping the pin in a table vise and working it back and forth until i can get it out (some are more stubborn than others) then use pb blaster to lube the pin and hole and work it until it moves freely then pack it with urea grease and re-assemble. replacement parts such as caliper brackets are not usually stocked so this method is a quick solution so you can get back on the road
That's how I've always done it, works good and if you're adamant enough about cleaning all the rust/gunk off the slide you can usually save the caliper bracket/slide this way. Did this for my friend on his S13 240sx and to this day he's had no problems.

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To lube the pins I use permatex anti-seize (silver bottle)...
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I came across the part #'s for all of the Honda brand lubricants. Including Honda brand silicone grease for brakes. I figured I would post up the list in case anyone else was interested.

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