Grease for brake caliper pin?

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Silver CX5
If you are lucky, you can ask CRC customer service or sales for a sample pack and it will include some stuff for you to try. Last time they gave me their entire line of brake service lubricants and cleaners for free!
 
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Mazda cx-5
I never have tried any dedicated caliper lube but I have used other stuff. The worst idea ever was anti seize that gummed up really bad( it was the only thing I had to use at the time) For years I have just used a good synthetic grease like Valvoline synpower or lucas. I'm pretty anal when it come to brakes and learned a lot while racing a first gen rx7 in a class that didn't allow upgraded rotor or such just braided lines and pads of your choice witch we pushed those stock components to the limit and beyond constantly sometimes cracking a rotor a session depending on the weather and how hard you were fighting for position. The only time in the last 10 yrs I have had brake issues is when I have had a shop do the brakes on my work trucks due to being to busy to do them myself. Between my 3 trucks and other cars I've racked up about 600k miles in the last 10 yrs.

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Has anyone noticed that the caliper pins are different top to bottom? One of them has a small rubber sleeve about 1/2” long at the tip, the other does not. I may have inadvertently put mine back in the wrong spot . Anyone know if the pin with the rubber goes in the top or bottom?
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92 MX-3; 18 CX-5
Usually bottom. Some calipers come with pins where both have the rubber sleeve on them. It is supposed to be anti-rattle. In truth it is not critical that it be in the top or bottom position. The sleeve on your pin looks a little worn out and might be replaced. The rubber sleeve is often included in a caliper hardware kit- along with shims and caliper pin dust boots. The caliper pins themselves can also be bought - usually without the sleeve.
 
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16.5 CX-5 Tour/AWD
Has anyone noticed that the caliper pins are different top to bottom? One of them has a small rubber sleeve about 1/2” long at the tip, the other does not. I may have inadvertently put mine back in the wrong spot . Anyone know if the pin with the rubber goes in the top or bottom? View attachment 225317
I recall asking the parts dealer that same question and he mentioned that the black piece was part of a rebuild kit or something but I'm not entirely sure how accurate that is.
 
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