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Old 10-05-2010, 03:13 AM   #58
kpluiten
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So, nothing terribly exciting, but I did get some stuff in the mail today.

First up I got the Thexton Bleed screw repair kits I ordered for one of the front Brembo calipers. During rebuild, the bleed screw was frozen and ended up snapping off flush with the caliper. Not good. Turns out there is a very specific way of removing frozen bleeder screws so that they do not break that involves inserting a hardened metal dowel pin in the hole on the center of the screw. This prevents the fitting from collapsing in on itself when you apply great torque. Too bad I found this out after to broke. The threads came out stuck on the bleed screw.

Either way, I ordered one of each size they make as I was unsure of how what size I really needed. They were ~$3.00 each. Cheap if they fix the issue. In a nutshell, you drill out the hole and thread it with 1/8 or 1/4 NPT.

Here is the kit opened:


Here are the kits compared with a stock sized speed bleeders for size comparison.
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