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Somewhere I read that the bolts are stretch bolts and should be replaced. How true is this?
 

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Generally 'back in the day' it was always advised to not split the calipers. I believe that was more because the rebuilders didn't want any grease monkeys mucking around inside them so they'd refuse used ones as cores if there was evidence they'd been taken apart. Likely a liability issue, methinks.

That said, I have split many calipers for repair/rebuilding and re-used the hardware. Install new seals between the halfs, torque the bolts appropriately and consider some thread locking material, too. Just don't sue me if your brakes fail...!
 

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excellent caliper rebuild thread in the spider technical FAQ (unit 22 no 103)
 
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