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I've seen a DIY write up that said you should replace the caliper bolts when the caliper is removed to replace rotors on a 996/Boxster.

But I went to a PCA tech session about brakes and they never mentioned this. Do these bolts needs to replaced every time they are removed?


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The Porsche Workshop Manual states it like this (bolded where they bolded):

Fit new expanding spring, new retaining pin and new retainer (safety bracket). These parts are available as a repair set and must be "renewed" each time the pads are changed.
With that said... most folks don't. I am sure any car maker does this for liability reasons.

Personally, I check them for any signs of wear and replace them if there is any.

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The caliper bolts should be replaced when changing rotors, because of their special stretching characteristics when tightened. They are relatively expensive, so for a discount try Suncoast Porsche.

The pad retaining hardware that Loren mentions need not be replaced at every pad change. Do as Loren says and check them for wear.

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