Rear Brake Rotor Question


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Rear Brake Rotor Question

Postby SAILOR » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:02 pm



I'm installing a new brake rotor. Got the old one off and I'm now putting the new one on. I am wondering if somekind of locktight should be used on the nuts so they don't rattle off. Any thoughts about using locktight on the nuts and if so, what kind of locktight should be used?



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Re: Rear Brake Rotor Question

Postby tricky » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:18 pm

Those nuts are nylocks I think, I doubt they will rattle off but if it bothers you a dab of blue loctite wouldnt hurt. I never used loctite on mine.
Using the correct torque should do the job

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Re: Rear Brake Rotor Question

Postby SAILOR » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:10 pm

Mine are not nylock nuts, so blue locktite will do. Any idea what the correct torque might be?

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Re: Rear Brake Rotor Question

Postby tricky » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:49 pm

22 ft lbs according to the manual 5 of them

Actually they are what is called UBS nuts

UBS is Uniform Bearing Surface. The flanged portion of the nut is dished about 5-degrees so it flattens when the nut is torqued,
providing a locking function. Same idea as a convex spring washer but much stronger.

So just make sure you put them on the correct way

It was a while ago I had mine off, I knew there was something different about them .

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Re: Rear Brake Rotor Question

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:23 pm

Torquing them to the proper tightness will keep them in place, no Loctite required. Keep in mind that blue Loctite will not do much on them - the first time you hit the brakes at any kind of speed, the rotor will heat up enough to deactivate the Loctite.




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