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What's the recommended BMW lubricant for brake caliper guide pins?

Before anybody suggests it, it doesn't look like copper grease.

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BMW's own version of copper grease that they supply in little mustard sachets for doing brake pad installs is grey colour.

But I think they may recommend not lubing the guide pins, just cleaning them to perfection - presumably on the grease attracts dirt reasoning.
 

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Shouldn't get any dirt on your guide pins if you remember to put the rubber covers back on,
I'd take what BMW say with a pinch of salt!
They tell new owners the Transmission oil is "LIFELONG" no such thing,just whip out your filler/inspection or drain plugs and hey presto you can be sure the magnets are covered with metal filings.
I'd just put a smear of Copper or white silicone grease and refit the rubber boots.
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Do NOT use copper grease.
There is a special brake grease, but I've never seen that sold anywhere :D
I use lithium high temperature grease :)
 

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Shouldn't get any dirt on your guide pins if you remember to put the rubber covers back on
Don't know about other generations/models of Mini, but the 1st gen slider pins are exposed on the rear brakes (possibly fronts too but I don't remember).
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
BMW's own version of copper grease that they supply in little mustard sachets for doing brake pad installs is grey colour.

But I think they may recommend not lubing the guide pins, just cleaning them to perfection - presumably on the grease attracts dirt reasoning.
This is the stuff I was after! Didn't want to use copper grease as I believe it can cause the rubber boots to swell.

If you clean the pins, don't you need to re-grease them? ::wink:: - or are you saying no grease at all? :eeksurprise: - the front pad pins definately had the grey grease in the boots and the car had a FSH by BMW before I got it...


Think I'll check out the silicone greases unless one of the Cotswold guys comes back with a part number for the proper stuff...

UPDATE: Thinking I may go with this - MINTEX ANTI-BRAKE SQUEAL GREASE CERATEC
 
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