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Old 18 Apr 2008, 11:10 am
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I am getting my wifes pt ready for inspection next week, and i have to replace the front pads. Anyone know what the caliper bolts are ? Torx, allen head, hex bold ect. It is a 2005 . Thanks
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Old 18 Apr 2008, 12:36 pm
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If I remember right on my 2001 the caliper bolts were metric bolt heads...
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If I remember right on my 2001 the caliper bolts were metric bolt heads...
Yep, just about everything on the PT is Metric.
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My suggestion would to go with ceramic pads. NO DUST!!!
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Old 18 Apr 2008, 03:05 pm
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My suggestion would to go with ceramic pads. NO DUST!!!
All pads create dust no matter what.... Ceramic just dusts less....
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All pads create dust no matter what.... Ceramic just dusts less....
Pardon me, much less dust, no more dust than the rear shoes on my car. I must bow to someone who knows much more that I, who have had 2 PT's, both with ceramic front pads for a total of over 80,000 miles.
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Pardon me, much less dust, no more dust than the rear shoes on my car. I must bow to someone who knows much more that I, who have had 2 PT's, both with ceramic front pads for a total of over 80,000 miles.

I've had ceramic pads on my PT, My Navigator SUV, and have seen them on my friends cars.... They last longer than the average pad but They all leave dust. It may be minor but it is going to leave dust like I said.... No such thing as actually DUST FREE....Thatz my point..
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The scientific facts..........ceramic = glassy dust!
Since harder...probably less dust, but more disk wear.
Since dust is ceramic....harder to recognize...like Yea!! No black dust!
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