broken bleed nipple

trumpet30

Wrench Pro
Points
36
Car
VW Polo 1.4TDI
Bought a 58 reg Fiesta Zetec S last year I decided to change the brake fluid as part of good practice (2 year cycle).

I then discovered the previous owner/garage had broken off the bleed nipple on the nearside caliper.

There is about 1 mm of flared nipple left and enquire if anyone has any ideas as how best to remove it so I can replace with a new bleed nipple.

Thought about jamming a screwdriver in it and turning or even getting a screw/stud remover to see if I can back wind the old nipple out.

Any ideas are welcome.
 

old-git

Moderator
Points
657
Location
Essex
Car
Elan & Robin Hood
When these get stuck they do a pretty good job of it.

Remove caliper from the car.
Balance it so that the nipple is pointing straight up.
Build a fluid proof ridge around it out of plasticine or similar and fill with penetrating fluid.
Leave overnight.
Wind in a stud remover and trust your luck is in.
If stud remover snaps (quite likely) throw caliper away and get a replacement from a scrap yard or eBay.
 

gummy

Torque Master
Points
27
Location
england heathfield
Car
skyline r34 gtt
When these get stuck they do a pretty good job of it.

Remove caliper from the car.
Balance it so that the nipple is pointing straight up.
Build a fluid proof ridge around it out of plasticine or similar and fill with penetrating fluid.
Leave overnight.
Wind in a stud remover and trust your luck is in.
If stud remover snaps (quite likely) throw caliper away and get a replacement from a scrap yard or eBay.

Could,nt have put it better myself good shout OG :)
 

Please watch this on my YouTube channel & Subscribe.


Top