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Old 13th January 2020, 09:32   #706
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There is a cheaper option to the 3M silicone grease. From liqui moly . Not sure how it fares against the 3M

https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Another one

https://www.amazon.in/FA-Duca-Lub-Si...8888298&sr=8-9

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There is a cheaper option to the 3M silicone grease. From liqui moly . Not sure how it fares against the 3M Another one
I have the LM grease but it is not meant for caliper pin greasing. Checked with LM Germany about it. The correct grease is Brake pin grease

This is LM's caliper grease - LM Caliper grease

The last product - they mention it as a dielectric grease only. 3M also specifies their product can be used in calipers pins and is safe for rubber/plastic materials. Unless a mfr. explicitly mentions their product's suitability for caliper pins you should not use it.

PS - if you wish to opt for something less expensive just pick up a OEM lube pouch/sachet from a car dealer, an example being that Hyundai grease.

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I have the LM grease but it is not meant for caliper pin greasing. Checked with LM Germany about it. The correct grease is Brake pin grease

This is LM's caliper grease - LM Caliper grease

The last product - they mention it as a dielectric grease only. 3M also specifies their product can be used in calipers pins and is safe for rubber/plastic materials. Unless a mfr. explicitly mentions their product's suitability for caliper pins you should not use it.

PS - if you wish to opt for something less expensive just pick up a OEM lube pouch/sachet from a car dealer, an example being that Hyundai grease.
Thanks for the clarification. I was under the impression that all silicone grease can be used on caliper pins. I already have a pouch of Hyundai caliper pin grease. Will continue using the same till its consumed. Later will get the toyota one.
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I was under the impression that all silicone grease can be used on caliper pins. I already have a pouch of Hyundai caliper pin grease. Will continue using the same till its consumed. Later will get the toyota one.


Siiicone greases come in different types for different applications. The one used in calipers has to sustain its properties in very high temperature, pressure and humidity.

Most silicone greases are for use on mechanisms (I it use for my electronic mechanism repairs too for e.g. in CD/BD/DVD drives or players among other things), locks, as a dielectric grease, seat and sunroof sliding mechanisms among other things. A tiny squirt of LM's silicone oil sorted out my rather old Sennheiser HD 650 headphone's ear cup sliding mechanism that had become a bit stiff with age. Heck I even use a dab on my refrigerator's sliding shelves. But I hasten to add this one is food grade silicone, inedible of course, but can be used near or at places where food items are either processed or stored. For a DIYer like me I can't have too many tools and lubes.


The gist of all this: before purchasing a grease or any other lube read the specs either on the product itself or the manufacturer's website. Or contact them via their support email or form.

@Leoshashi - sorry for taking your thread off topic.

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A. QC Related-Our car when new could be classified as a part-lemon. Reason being, the number of QC flaws. Some of the initial niggles faced were

-RHS seatbelt buckle was missing- This was noticed during PDI, and the dealer promptly installed buckle from another 800 DX.
I still remember the delivery day. There were two freshly unloaded cars, kept in a corner. One was our GG, and beside her was a Metallic Cyprus Blue 800 DX, 5 Speed. We wanted a lighter shade and hence GG was our choice. But some spares were missing. There was no battery, no toolkit and one seat belt buckle was missing as well. Probably the dealer had installed them on some other car. So that Blue 800 was the donor car for GG.

Guess what, I kept seeing that car often at my MASS. Coincidentally, today BHPian Sumitsinha0280 was at MASS and that car had come for paid service. The owner is an old uncle who had once reprimanded me when I tried to take pic of his car. So I asked Sumit to get me numerous pics of the car, obviously discreetly :

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-img20200129wa0004.jpg

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Hope he takes good care of GG's sibling!

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The gist of all this: before purchasing a grease or any other lube read the specs either on the product itself or the manufacturer's website. Or contact them via their support email or form.
Adding Maruti's own caliper pin lube and brake cleaner.

https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-grease_boot-6777984/
https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-99000m99280-36628294/

And a spray lubricant.
https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-99000m99178-36628219/
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The quality of this rubber grease product can be gauged from the fact that my car's caliper pins were last lubed at the factory nearly a decade ago.
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Planning to clean all traces of old Permatex grease, use new pins and boots with this grease.
Finally got time to do the job myself. While rest of the process was simple, what shocked me was the insane amount of mud like caked deposits inside the caliper pin carrier. Mechanics never clean the carrier, but simply wipe the caliper pin and stuff grease inside. Glad I chose to do this as a DIY. I had initially planned to take pics of every step, but after seeing the condition, decided to skip the pics and instead focused on the job itself.

Had to use brake cleaner plus ear buds/screwdriver wrapped with lint free disposable towels combo to flush out all the crap which had accumulated over the years. Also changed the boots along with new Toyota Grease.

Some pics I could manage:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-1.jpg

The boots didn't show any signs of damage with Permatex:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-2.jpg

Out comes the carton with all brake related stuff:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-3.jpg

Changed all the boots.

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-4.jpg

Torqued all bolts as per spec:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-5.jpg

GG during a recent PUC test. Barely getting any time to take care of her, hence please excuse the dirty car.

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-6.jpg

GG is soon nearing her 20th Birthday, which also means getting her fitness done. This time we have opted to take NOC from Patna and move the registration to Ranchi. Last time we couldn't take NOC during the 15 year fitness because it takes couple of months for the entire procedure. This time around, I am in action since December. Steps I had to follow are: Conversion to Smart Card RC>> Apply for NOC at Patna(Done)>>Get NOC, apply at Ranchi for registration. Its indeed a hassle to keep shuttling between Delhi Patna and Ranchi. I would have opted to get this done through some agent despite them quoting insane amount like 20k, but one chap declared that it will be impossible for me to get it done on my own, and that its not worth it for a 20 year old car. Well took it as a challenge and once I'm done with Patna RTO, it should be a smooth sail at Ranchi.

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Happy Birthday Dearest GG: Our Beloved 5641 turns 20. However due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, I couldn't visit my hometown, and hence no celebration this time.

Hope this ends soon, without much discomfort to mankind.

Signing off with an old pic I had in gallery:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20200325_004332.jpg
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Happy Birthday Dearest GG: Our Beloved 5641 turns 20. However due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, I couldn't visit my hometown, and hence no celebration this time.
Happy Birthday to CG and wishing you many more pristine miles with her. How many kilometers has the car done so far?

Drive on,
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Our Beloved 5641 turns 20.
20!

Scrolling down this page, and seeing the condition of the Metallic Cyprus Blue 800 DX from the same delivery batch as yours - can't help but truly appreciate your car maintenance once again!

Cheers to the next decade of experiences with GG!

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Happy Birthday to CG and wishing you many more pristine miles with her. How many kilometers has the car done so far?
Thanks a lot for your wishes. I'm not sure about the exact odo reading as I haven't seen her in over a month. But it's soon nearing the 3.4 lac mark. Since the 800 always got a 5 digit odo, it will be showing approximately 40k. After the marathon run in October last year, she hasn't seen much action and has barely done 1000 odd kilometers.

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20!
Cheers to the next decade of experiences with GG!
Thanks a lot Boss! Time indeed flies so quickly. For GG, age is just a number.

Hope the world gets back on its usual course soon, and then I shall be updating about the RC renewal process. The fitness is expiring on 17th April. Thankfully MoRTH has extended the deadlines till June 30th.

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Being an admirer of this thread since 2016, I was eagerly waiting to congratulate you for maintaining this GG in such a pristine condition.

We too have a Maruti 800 DX 5 Speed that we took in November 2000 and it was actually the car in which my dad and myself learnt to drive. She still retains almost 80% of factory paint, original rubber mats and even faded monograms on the hatch. Till date, she had clocked about 3,22,000kms on odo and still she is my dad's daily driver though we have many other cars in garage.

Here's a picture of my beauty
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Being an admirer of this thread since 2016, I was eagerly waiting to congratulate you for maintaining this GG in such a pristine condition.
Thanks Bro!

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We too have a Maruti 800 DX 5 Speed that we took in November 2000 and it was actually the car in which my dad and myself learnt to drive. She still retains almost 80% of factory paint, original rubber mats and even faded monograms on the hatch. Till date, she had clocked about 3,22,000kms on odo and still she is my dad's daily driver though we have many other cars in garage.

Here's a picture of my beauty
She looks awesome. Please treat us with more and detailed pics of her interiors, engine bay and exteriors from different angles.

Hope to read your ownership reviews of this baby and the Fiesta soon. Enjoy your stay here.

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Thanks Bro!



She looks awesome. Please treat us with more and detailed pics of her interiors, engine bay and exteriors from different angles.

Hope to read your ownership reviews of this baby and the Fiesta soon. Enjoy your stay here.

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Thank you Shashi

You can expect detailed ownership reviews of my 2000 5S 800 and 2011 Global Fiesta sometime soon.

Here I attach some recent clicks of my vintage beauty
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I really love your 5-Speed beauty and the way you have been modding it from time to time is literally an inspiration.

I had a query regarding the 800. Like when MPFi came in, the power and torque figures increased in the Zen and the Esteem. The Zen had a 20% increase in power output and the Esteem had a whopping 30% increase.

But why were the figures nearly identical in the carb and the 4-Speed MPFi 800?
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