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Title: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 12:14, Fri 07 October 2011
alright guys, ive been redoing my breadlines and so on, and discovered the rear drivers side bleed nipple has been snapped off, i was told that u couldn't replace them, because it screws up the inside of the caliper.. but i have just found some replacement nipples,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RENAULT-5-GT- ... 5d2c94fb28 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RENAULT-5-GT-TURBO-BRAKE-CALIPER-BLEED-NIPPLES-F-R-/400179919656?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d2c94fb28)

so whats the point in having replacement nipples if the calipers shagged once the nipples broke.. or have i been told wrong?? i haven't relay got the money at the moment to be replacing the whole caliper atm

thanks  :D
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: DeanGT5 on 13:39, Fri 07 October 2011
I tried drilling mine but had no luck. In the end I just replaced the caliper.
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 13:57, Fri 07 October 2011
Quote from: "DeanGT5"
I tried drilling mine but had no luck. In the end I just replaced the caliper.


so they can be saved ?? i like the sound more of $3 to $80  :oops:
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: denty225 on 14:38, Fri 07 October 2011
If you can't drive the car at the moment anyway you may as well try to remove the duff one and see how it turns out.
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 15:00, Fri 07 October 2011
yeh i understand i cant break a broken thing, but i wasent sure if it could be fixed, agagin i was told if u drill em it makes it worse or summing so u might as well not bother, i just dident want to by a hole new caliper when it can be fixed for fa  :D
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:17, Mon 10 October 2011
i removed a broken nipple by welding onto the old nipple with a nut ,eventually with the heat it comes out :wink:
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 23:20, Mon 10 October 2011
it looks pretty flush with the caliper, but i could give it ago though,, nice one  :D
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: bazr5gtt on 14:54, Tue 11 October 2011
yeh just weld a wee spot onto the top of the nipple then lay a nut over it and weld the nut to the spot ,sometimes have to do it a few times cos the nut sometimes snaps off :wink: just get plenty of nuts and go for it bud ,chepaer than a caliper !!!!!
Title: Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
Post by: tubbyG on 15:00, Tue 11 October 2011
welding a nut on sounds like a good plan   :mrgreen:

 I had a bleed nipple snap on me earlier this year, I took it to an engineering firm who drilled it out then scraped the remainder of the material from around the threads out, only cost me 5.

Unfortunatley when I put in the new brake lines on it would leek fluid from the threads  :(