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Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

Now what... Am I screwed, or is it possible to get it out? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

I've always been concerned that my actions to remove the remainder of the screw by welding a nut on or drilling it out would contaminate the internals of the caliper. At that stage you may find that a rebuilt caliper for $25.00 is simply the easiest route.
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

Roland,
spray on PB blaster or whatever your loosener of choice.. then EZ outs

i think thats how we got it out last time that happened

were you using a flarenut wrench? or just a regular one....i seem to break em when i use a regular open wrench, but never with flarenut wrench....so i bough a set of flarenut wrenches for all my needs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

Well, it wasn't budging with the flare wrench, so I put some PB blaster on it and let it soak in, and then I used a six point socket, which seemed to have a better grip...
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

strraannngeee

let it soak more, and try ez-outs, otherwise inless you want to drill and retap (i'd worry about metal parts contaminating the caliper), you'll have to get a new caliper

PB blaster is safe for contact with rubber and stuff so i dont think you need to worry about internals of the caliper

i'll let someone else chime in if they gots a better idea
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

I quess it depends upon time vs money. He can always flush out the caliper to remove the metal particals but how much time do you wan't to invest in a $25.00 caliper.

You could also get a set of lefthand drills and drill it out with the hope of it catching at one point and unscrewing the bleeder.

Now I always wonder if it's safe to use anti-seize lubricant on bleeder valves...
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

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Now I always wonder if it's safe to use anti-seize lubricant on bleeder valves...

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I wonder that as well. I believe in many cases I have over tightened the fitting to begin with. Not that I'd use a torque wrench, but I wonder what the appropriate torque should be on the various bleeders and fittings? You could certainly use anti-seize on the tube fittings as they don't come in contact with the brake fluid within the lines.
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

Remember that the bleeder is soft. It can be deformed and jammed easily. Anti-seize shouldn't hurt as long as it's not on the face, only the threads.
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

I used to use square ez-outs and a little heat to remove them,, but at 20 bucks,, I just pull it off and get a new one.
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Re: Busted !&$%#@! bleeder screw off caliper

a little heat on the caliper does a lot to get the bleeders loose.
yaya, its not good, but its what you do in the real world.
calipers get real hot anyways when used hard, so its not that much worse for them than slammign the brakes 5 times in a row......
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