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Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 12:22:24 +0100
From: "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Brake bleed nipples broken off, now what?


Fred W wrote: > Charles C. wrote: >> Richard wrote: >> >>> "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk> wrote in >>> message news:46ce0db2$0$11436$db0fefd9nospam.zen.co.uk... >>> >>>> Richard wrote: >>>> >>>>> "Fred W" <malt_houndnospamo.com> wrote in message >>>>> news:jYidnWGyY6w86lDbnZ2dnUVZ_hCdnZ2dnospamast.com... >>>>> >>>>>> Richard wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>>> Hello all, >>>>>>> >>>>>>> when installing new brake hoses I found that both front bleed >>>>>>> nipples >>>>>>> were broken off on the calipers. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> I dont really like to do all the work to replace them... any >>>>>>> ideas for >>>>>>> bleeding without using those nipples? >>>>>>> >>>>>>> 900i, 1989 >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Thanks, >>>>>>> Richard. >>>>>> >>>>>> You'll need to get the broken nipples out. Drilling and using an >>>>>> "easy-out" would be my first choice. Make sure you use the >>>>>> largest size >>>>>> easy out that you can. If you break-off (a smaller sized) one it >>>>>> is a >>>>>> real PITA to get the broken piece out. >>>>>> >>>>>> Replacing calipers is not that big of a job. Pretty easy >>>>>> actually, just >>>>>> expensive... >>>>>> >>>>>> -- >>>>>> -Fred W >>>>> >>>>> Thanks Fred, >>>>> I managed to bleed it somewhat by loosening the connection on the >>>>> top of the >>>>> calipers. Brakes work fine now except that the pedal stroke is >>>>> quite large. >>>>> Replacing the calipers is the right way, I agree, but I dont have >>>>> much time >>>>> or money at the moment. >>>>> I will probably try to drill out the nipples when I have the time. >>>>> >>>>> Richard. >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>>> So you did not remove the air from the pistons. You might also have a >>>> bit of condensation in the fluid, add a bit of heat on that to become >>>> steam and you will have no brakes. If you press the pedal a few times, >>>> does it rise? If yes you have a lot of air. >>>> >>>> As long as you only kill yourself and no-one else fair enough. >>>> >>>> Charles >>>> >>>> -- >>>> Please remove _removeme_ to reply. >>> >>> Who said I DRIVE the car? >>> I understand what you say, and agree too BTW, but why that TONE? >>> Have any better idea for me? >>> Richard. >>> >> >> >> Hi again, >> >> If you read what you wrote it sounds very much as if you are driving the >> car. "Brakes work fine now". Therefore the TONE was extremely mild by >> usenet standards :-) >> >> Charles >> >> PS. Replacing the calipers because of broken nipples is not the right >> way. The chances are by the time you drill the nipple to put the >> extractor in it will loosen itself. >> > > Only if you use a reverse twist drill bit. They do make them for just > such useage. > true, I was thinking more of the heat and vibration. -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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