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Bleeding <expletive> Car

Post by Vanny » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:28 pm

or not as the case is! Only have to do the brakes to be able to drive the damn car and the O/S bleed nipple has sheared off, this after 20 minutes of prep including a good soaking in rock ease, heating up a plenty and leaving to sit for a good long while to cool down.


So i'm now stuck! Cant really drive it as theres a three hour gap between putting my foot on the brake and actually stopping! AAAARRRRRGGGHHH really needed to use it this weekend!

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Post by M » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:33 pm

Can it be drilled out? Im sure i have a nipple somewhere - will have a rummage in the shed tonight.

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Post by jeremy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:47 pm

Old favorite of mine - can you loosen the flexi hose and let it blow the air out - just keep going until air ceases to come out!

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Post by Vanny » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:22 pm

jeremy, i love you!

I had thought of this but brushed it off as a stupid idea! I shall be off to the garage now to try! Good job i've restocked my LHM reserves!

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Post by cavmad » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:01 pm

Vanny, if it`s the same then there`ll be a free one here off my petrol hatchback. Give me a call or pm me or something.
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Post by Vanny » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:22 pm

Billy, yes they are the same, and i have two O/S calipers of my own, just didnt want to swap them if i caould avoid it!

Now have a bag of bleed nipples on order from citroen! Made me give him the vin number and anything! £1.20 a piece! O



Doing the pipes seems to have worked quite happily and fluid started to come out pretty much straight away. The N/S however pumped out LOADS of air then lots of nice clean fluid!


Think i might have a small water leak, but that magically vanished as fast as it appeared, will investigate! Cooling fans working brilliantly, god bless Peugeot!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:56 pm

A mate of mine used to work in a place called brake engineering, he reckons that they have guys there that do almost nothing but get sheared off bleed nipples out! apparently they have a drill guide and some odd sized drills, they drill into the nipple then screw a left hand threaded doodah into the remains and bobs yer fathers brother, Ill bet it wouldnt work for me though :x
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Post by cavmad » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:24 pm

I know that place Stewart, used to call there with last job. They used to be open to trade/public for components and I can vouch for them being extremely competitive on prices. In actual fact I recall the discs for a Peugot 405 I once owned were nearly half the price of the cheapest motor factors.
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Post by jeremy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:21 pm

Vanny - if its bled properly there's no real need to replace the nipple at the moment. Air in your brakes will fail the MOT - but I don't think a sheared nipple will!

Ok - its handy next time but a new one may have siezed by then anyway.

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Post by Vanny » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:37 pm

There called 'easy outs' Stewart, or at least thats the American/Australian name! That is my next step but as confirmed by jeremy the plan was to just leave them be for now. Its not broken? so im not fixing it!

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Post by Toddman » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:01 pm

Vanny I have a set of easy outs or stud extractors as they are known round these parts feel free to use/borrow them

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Post by Stinkwheel » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:53 pm

just dont snap one of them off in the bleed nipple.............do NOT ask me how i found this out.
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Post by Vanny » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:23 pm

Thats a case of dont snap the super hardened stud estractor that eats drill bits and laughs in the face of the grinder?

Bet i can guess how you found out :D


Oh and Machine mart dont sell them, called machine mart chester one day, and asked for a set of left handed taps as i couldnt think of the name, about a minute into the conversation something twigged in the guys head and he thought it was a wind up! Have never heard anyone be so polite and that was before i explained what it was and what it did!


Still not found a retailer of them so Snap on it is :D

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Post by Stinkwheel » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:27 pm

if you are in no hurry, then find the bits you want on the online search catalogue and come back to me.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:27 pm

Buy them of ebay i did and it only cost me about £4 and my god have they been usefull you are looking for screw/stud extractors.
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