Caliper Bolt / Banjo Bolt Torque


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Jun 11, 2021
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Lavonia GA
Hey, guys! I finally got around to reinstalling my front brakes. That said, every thread I could find on here called out the big, 18mm caliper bolts as being 130 lb-ft of torque, which seemed kinda high, but hey. The hex bolts that hold the (2) caliper halves together I couldn't find the spec for, so I torqued to half of the big bolts (65 lb-ft.) Now, when I went to torque the banjo bolts, to the 20 lb-ft spec I keep finding, they snapped right off. It could be that I'm using a $30 torque wrench, but it could aslo be the banjo bolts are 16yrs old, right? I ordered new banjo bolts and an AC Delco digital torque adapter (a combo pack that includes 3/8" and 1/2" drive adapters) so, I guess I'll try again. Does 20 lb-ft sound right?
*UPDATE* - Torqued the brand new OEM banjo bolts to 20 lb-ft, using my new digital adapter, and even then they felt like they were 1 or 2 lb-ft away from snapping, but they DID hold and aren't leaking, so hey :confused:

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