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Old 09-13-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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grease for '97 4WD Tacoma calipers

The FSM says use lithium soap base glycol grease for the piston parts and disc brake grease on the inner anti-squeal shim. I have Sil-Glyde BK-4 brake lubricant, Sta-Lube brake caliper synthetic grease, Super Lube with PTFE (rated at 450) and CarQuest Disc Brake Quiet #2065. Can I use any of the products I already have, or do you recommend other specific products. I have uneven wear on my pads. Primarily, the top piston on the driver's side is causing extreme wear on the top of that pad.

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Old 09-13-2017, 09:54 AM   #2
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Any of that grease will suffice, but personally I don't like that disc brake quit stuff.
Uneven wear, did you rebuild the calipers?
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I may consider rebuilding the calipers, but I 1st want to see how smoothly they travel, so I know if it is the pin or piston that is hanging up.
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Why not re-build the calipers and replace the hardware while it's apart.
Do you really want to put yourself in the position of having possibly to repair it twice?
I understand it's your time and labor, but I would kill two birds with one stone.
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If I had someone here to pump the brakes for me while I bled the system, I'd be more eager to rebuild the calipers. If I need to do it twice, it's not that big of a project... nothing compared to replacing my lower control arm last weekend.
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I rebuilt my calipers and replaced my pads. I used brake fluid as the lubricant for all internal caliper components. I used CarQuest Disc Brake Quiet #2065 between the anti-squeal plate and the pistons. I used Sil-Glyde BK-4 brake lubricant on the pins, between the pads and anti-squeal plates and outside of the piston boots for RH brake, and I used Super Lube with PTFE (rated at 450) on the pins, between the pads and anti-squeal plates and outside of the piston boots for LH brake. I'll keep my eye on the brakes over time to see there is a performance difference between Sil-Glyde and Super Lube.
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