Originally Posted by NCHornet
What type of grease are you shooting in there? I only use the brake caliber grease from Ford, I think it is XG3 or something close, I didn't know you can get this type in a grease gun. We have a member on another forum I am on who is a brake specialist for Ford and he highly warns about using just any old grease and to much can be as bad as not enough. The slide pin lube should be part of regualr maintenance. Under average usage taking the slide pins out and cleaning and proper lubing should be done once a year. I think proper maintenance is getting the old stuff out as much as getting the new stuff in, but I would be interested in doing the zerk mod, only if you can get the proper grease in a grease gun cartridge, and then just a slight squirt would be more than enough, there isn't a lot of room in there for much grease.
I use High Temp Axle Grease. I know it is not the proper grease. How ever after having seized up slide pins several times. Having to replace a caliper because of the slide pin siezing up, having to replace a caliper mount because of the slide pin siezing up. I tried this out. I have yet to have a problem with my slide pins siezing up. I have done brake jobs using the proper grease only to come back the next time with a slide pin frozed solid.
The mod is not hard. When you put the grease into the zerk it is only like half a squirt because like NcHornet said there is not much room for grease. If you put to much in it will blow out the other end where the rubber seals are at.
Living in Michigan with salt and ice, and snow, and mud, and everything else getting up in there and siezing up the caliper slide pins. I tried something differnt. So far I have not had a problem.
It is quite easy to do. But it helps to have a drill press with drill press vise on it. That way you can drill nice and square into the caliper. You drill and tap the hole just like anything else. I have to check my brakes and maybe do a pad replacement soon so I will take those pictures when I do that.