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    Is it essential to replace the caliper carrier bolts when replacing the rear discs, it says in the how to that you have to use new bolts but I have just spoken to the parts guy at my local stealers and he says new bolts aren't needed.

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    i refitted my old ones with no issues

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    cheers for the info, right better get my tools out.

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    I'm going to do my discs and pads soon. Probably the weekend after next. I plan to get new bolts but it depends how much the stealer wants. When I find out, I'll post the price.

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    Using new bolts is only recommended due to them being precoated with threadlock... use the old bolts with a lil loctite or something similar and all is good... once had mot fail me for a brake issue..changed caliper and returned, then he was then going to fail me for using same bolts until I produced a bottle of threadlock out the boot.

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    Same question was asked just recently.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144793

    and no, you can use the old ones once cleaned up.

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    Just cleaned and reused mine with some locktite on... tho thanks to the rain I only got one side done. I hope it's dry tomorrow morning so i can do the other side lol :s

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    Thanks for all the replies fellas changed the rear discs and pads this evening using the old bolts and some threadlock, done about 20 miles tonight and all is still tight.
    cheers
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    Ok. So I guess it is okay to reuse existing bolts. I'll save precious pennies, then. I have Loctite (three different strengths) in the garage.

    One poster in the other thread said he used Coppaslip in reassembly to keep the water out. Is that okay? I mean, the caliper mounting bolts are torqued up to a huge figure already, so shouldn't work loose. Any thoughts?

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    Copperslip will make the bolts do up easier - and in doing so you risk over tightening the bolts.

    Loctite would be the best and recommended solution.

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