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Old 01-04-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Brake caliper bolts- which way to loosen?

These suckers are on tight!On the drivers side, which way do I turn to loose, clockwise, or counter clockwise?
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Depends on which way you are lookin at them. Left loosens right tightens looking straight at the bolt unless it is a left hand thread but I dont think it is.
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Depends on which way you are lookin at them. Left loosens right tightens looking straight at the bolt unless it is a left hand thread but I dont think it is.

It is the possibility that they are left threaded that I am concerned about.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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CCW loosens.

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Old 01-04-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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The caliper bolts are all right hand thread - ccw to loosen. They are also torque-to-yield, and, according to the Helms manual, not reusable. Spec is 52 lb ft + 90; you should also use new washers, according to the manual. The brake lin fitting spec is also tty, 115 lb in + 90, but only the washers are replaced.


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