I make this DIY in two sections. I made it step by step, and there are a lot of pictures. (Go to “
DIY:Brake Job – Rear –“)
* About Brake Grease: I bought the CRC’s regular brake grease, and found it gets dried over time and seize the caliper pin. Was recommended to try the one without carbon,
Verachem Synthetic Caliper Grease , so I’m giving it a try.
Centric High Carbon Brake Rotor & StopTech Street Performance Pads. For RX8 w/ Sports Suspension, 125.45071(Rotors) & 309.10090(Pads) for Front. 125.45072 (Rotors) & 309.10080 (Pads) for Rear
Things yon need for the Front Brake job:
Impact Driver + Large Philips screw
17mm Open wrench
Paper Towel / Shop Towel
Large (6″) C-Clamp
spray WD40 on the screw holding the brake rotor.
Use Impact Drill with large Philips to remove the screw. if it strips, simply drill it out.
Use 17mm open wrench and 14mm socket on breaker bar to loosen / remove the bolt holding caliper.
Same for the bottom bolt.
Hang the caliper to keep it off the way.
Remove Brake Caliper Bracket using 17mm socket.
Also the bottom one.
Clean the Caliper Bracket using Break Cleaner, and then lube the pin (Break grease without carbon).
Also Grease where Brake Pads seat.
Use a bolt that fit to the hole on the rotor to pop off the Rotor from the hub.
Clean the rubber boots on caliper piston, use a large C-Clamp, slowly press the piston back.
Make sure the boot is not pinched.
Apply Anti-Seize on the hole where two philips screws that hold brake rotor were on.
Mount Brake Rotor back on. The philips screws are not necessary to be put back on, but it’s convenient while reassembling.
Put the Caliper Bracket back on. If the grease get on the rotor, wash off with Cleaner.
Put brake pads back on. Remember to transfer the wear indicator from the old pads to the new one (only on one side).
Apply brake grease on the back of the pads. (I use the one with carbon powder)
Install Caliper back on, then make sure all bolts are tightened.
That’s all for the front!
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DIY: Brake Job – Rear –“