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Old 03-13-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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OK guys when it comes to naming tools im AWFUL, When taking off the calipers u know we got 2 bolts holding them on. I need to know what they are, hexcgon shape correct? see im awful at naming the damn things, Is it a 24mm? and what about the big nut holding on the wheel bearing. that 36mm?

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Spring is here soon and I want to inspect everything to make sure im good to roll for the summer, I want to slap on a good pair of brake pads (but I know I dont need these tools for this job, I plan on doing other work)

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aint them torx bits?
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Yea they're going to be torx t-50 or t-55'* on an 87.
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When taking off the calipers u know we got 2 bolts holding them on. I need to know what they are, hexcgon shape correct? see im awful at naming the damn things, Is it a 24mm?
Yes, you need a Torx 50 socket. Also, when you put these slides back in after you replace the front pads, put some silicon grease on these slides so they move free inside the caliper.

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and what about the big nut holding on the wheel bearing. that 36mm?
1 5/16" We have a couple of good right ups on replacing the front wheel bearing. Let me know if you need further directions.
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yah T-50 and T-55, I remeber now.
I already did the wheel bearings (front and back) I just forgot the name of the bits.
I was worried about the grease to use for the sliding things in the calipers I did use silcon for those so im glad I did that right. Alright all is good

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