Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites
New Topic New Poll New Reply
Author: Subject: Removing a broken caliper bleed screw
carlknight1982

posted on 21/4/14 at 12:54 PM Reply With Quote
Removing a broken caliper bleed screw

Managed to break the bleed screw in swmbo rear caliper
Any tips on removing it ?





Logic will get you from a A to B
Imagination will take you everywhere.

View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member This User Has MSN Messenger
rusty nuts

posted on 21/4/14 at 01:00 PM Reply With Quote
Get the mig welder out and weld a nut on
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
carlknight1982

posted on 21/4/14 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
Broken off flush and I don't think it's steel





Logic will get you from a A to B
Imagination will take you everywhere.

View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member This User Has MSN Messenger
llionellis

posted on 21/4/14 at 01:33 PM Reply With Quote
It probarbly is some kind of steel. I have done the following a couple of times and it worked for me. Get or make a largish washer that will fit over the broken nipple, weld the washer to the nipple. Get a suitable nut and weld a couple of flats to the washer. Unscrew the offending nipple out.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
britishtrident

posted on 21/4/14 at 01:57 PM Reply With Quote
Unless you really really need to remove it leave it be.
There are ways to air out of callipers without opening the bleed nippple.





[I] What use our work, Bennet, if we cannot care for those we love? .
― From BBC TV/Amazon's Ripper Street.
[/I]

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
benners05

posted on 21/4/14 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
have you tried a stud extractor like these?

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/cht123-screw-extractor-wrench-set

Ben

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
loggyboy

posted on 21/4/14 at 02:44 PM Reply With Quote
This happened to me on my clio, I tried heat, cold, even complete removal and screw extractors, drillin, tapping. All failed so I ended up getting a new (used) set of callipers.






View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
coozer

posted on 21/4/14 at 02:58 PM Reply With Quote
Use electrolysis, and after the pixies have done their magic overnight it will come out easy with a stud extractor.

My 20 year old Range Rover calipers looked like scrap and I was eyeing the bleed nipples with a sinking feeling, however electrolysis did the trick, everything came apart easy as...





1972 V8 Jago

1980 Z750

View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
SteveWalker

posted on 21/4/14 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote
Another question is how much is a replacement caliper?

I recently broke a bleed nipple after fitting a new master cylinder to my kit-car. I tried welding to it, no luck. I tried helicoiling it and got no seal (it may be that the replacement nipple was too short or that the seat was damaged).

I happened to look on Ebay and saw that Sumo was selling remanufactured calipers for 30 each. I decided to replace the pair, but couldn't find how to combine the postage for express delivery, so I phoned and got the pair on next day delivery for 50 total!

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Fatgadget

posted on 21/4/14 at 05:10 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by britishtrident
Unless you really really need to remove it leave it be.
There are ways to air out of callipers without opening the bleed nippple.

..Such as?

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Peteff

posted on 22/4/14 at 08:28 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fatgadget
quote:
Originally posted by britishtrident
Unless you really really need to remove it leave it be.
There are ways to air out of callipers without opening the bleed nippple.

..Such as?


You can get a banjo connector with a built in bleed point or bleed it via the union if it will open. There are kits such as the Fraser Brown nipple therapy ones to replace the nipple link.





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member

New Topic New Poll New Reply


go to top






Website design and SEO by Studio Montage

All content 2001-16 LocostBuilders. Reproduction prohibited
Opinions expressed in public posts are those of the author and do not necessarily represent
the views of other users or any member of the LocostBuilders team.
Running XMB 1.8 Partagium [ 2002 XMB Group] on Apache under CentOS Linux
Founded, built and operated by ChrisW.