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Caliper Bleed Nipple
« 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

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
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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #1 on: 13:39, Fri 07 October 2011 »
I tried drilling mine but had no luck. In the end I just replaced the caliper.

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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #2 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:
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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #5 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:

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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #6 on: 23:20, Mon 10 October 2011 »
it looks pretty flush with the caliper, but i could give it ago though,, nice one  :D
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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #7 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 !!!!!

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Re: Caliper Bleed Nipple
« Reply #8 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  :(