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    Brake Disk Screws...

    Once I get those little bastards off and replace the disks do I NEED to put those screws back in?

    Lots of cars seem to not have them so I was just wondering just how necessary they actually are?
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    This is the reply I got from Racebrakes when I asked the same question

    "The two locating screws are used to centre to rotor to the hub, if the rotor is not 100 % true to the hub, you can run the risk of vibration / harmonic issues and also if you are changing pads the disc won’t fall off onto the tarmac"

    If you use some penetrating oil and an impact driver they come off really easy.
    And if Honda figure they are required then who are we to second guess that

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Not really, they are REALLY needed for VW's and BMW's but not so muhc for Hondas
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    For the sake of 2 screws I always put them back on
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    ^^^^ This
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    If you using a screwdriver to get them off you need to be ripped like hornydevil to pull that off. Use a impact driver and they will come off easy.

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    CRC & a massive Philips screwdriver will do it. No point even trying if you don't have a big enough Philips
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    They usually are pretty tight, just make sure you use a phillips thats the correct size!
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Can't use them if you are running the 4x100 prelude setup as the don't one up. The are a nice to have not a need to have
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Impact driver and CRC got them off no sweat. Due to the above, put them back in too.

    Thanks for the replies guys.
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Weird, when I was wrecking a Prelude a few years back I was all geared up for a huge fight to get them off, but then they just came out like normal screws. Wonder what all you guys are doing wrong?

    My P11 Primera doesn't have screws, once you undo the wheel the brake disc goes loose. Dodgy Nissan engineers
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    If you use cooper slip when putting them on, they always come off a breeze. Impact driver never fails but if you don't have one play pretend with a big screw driver and grip, twist and hammer it off - the shock load is all that's needed.

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Quote Originally Posted by tysonzane View Post
    Impact driver never fails
    Want to bet on that? we snapped 2 bits on the impact driver and resorted to drilling it out.

    Not sure who put them in before i got the car but man were they f'n tight
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    ooh yeah, i read it differently.... sorry, im asian with 4 eyes... shouldve read better....

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    This week I had to change my discs and I simply couldn't get the screws out. Plenty of CRC + impact driver and they didn't budge. I had to drill them out, and put the new discs on without screws. First time I've had that happen.
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Quote Originally Posted by Horny_Devil View Post
    Want to bet on that? we snapped 2 bits on the impact driver and resorted to drilling it out.

    Not sure who put them in before i got the car but man were they f'n tight
    i also have broken impact driver bits undoing these brake screws. some of them just rust in there solid.

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Quote Originally Posted by Horny_Devil View Post
    Can't use them if you are running the 4x100 prelude setup as the don't one up. The are a nice to have not a need to have
    Your redrilling 4 holes why not do another 2? I always do.

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    you could but they are not a necessity.
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    ooh yeah, i read it differently.... sorry, im asian with 4 eyes... shouldve read better....

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    The bits break coz they are shit even the expense ones im yet to find a brand that is good.
    what i usually do is get a hole punch or dot punch and take them out even the tightest ones.

    BUT!!!! they can be a cunt of a thing at times haha
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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    A decent impact screw driver limits damaging the screws. But bits always snap. Although I haven't had one snap for me.

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Snap on and teng impact bits have never let me down. If the first couple of hits don't work common sense says stop and try some penetrating fluid, if that doesn't work it's time to put some heat into the screws.

    Ive never been beaten by one and I've stripped apart alot of crappy old Hondas!

    But yeah some impact bits are made of muck metal, you can see that after theyve split in half...

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    Re: Brake Disk Screws...

    Quote Originally Posted by tysonzane View Post
    Snap on and teng impact bits have never let me down. If the first couple of hits don't work common sense says stop and try some penetrating fluid, if that doesn't work it's time to put some heat into the screws.

    Ive never been beaten by one and I've stripped apart alot of crappy old Hondas!

    But yeah some impact bits are made of muck metal, you can see that after theyve split in half...

    Im going to try those cheers
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