Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....


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Barracuda3077
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Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....

Post by Barracuda3077 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:11 pm



Hello all! Trick question, what happens when you go to rebuild a rear brake caliper on an 82 1100I and you break off the bleeder valve?

From my research, I've soaked it with PB Blaster, then I'm supposed to take heat to the caliper and then get the broken valve out with an "Easy Out".

My question is, is that the right protocol to get the bleeder valve out? Any tricks of the trade would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....

Post by RBGERSON » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:57 am

Yep that's it..only other option is to try a left hand drill..and/or acetone/ATF mixture 50/50..as solvent.
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Re: Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....

Post by Barracuda3077 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:09 pm

Well, they just don't make good tools like they used too. I have a broken easy out inside of a stuck bleeder valve, inside a rear caliper. Sounds like one of those Turducken.... I'm off in search of a rear brake caliper
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Re: Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:47 am

It can be drilled out with a diamond tip bit..
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Re: Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....

Post by Barracuda3077 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:20 pm

Thanks for the help! I found a rear caliper online for $40.

Have you used anti-seize on the bleeder screw? Any worry about it leaking into the brake fluid?

Thanks again!

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Re: Rebuilding my rear brake caliper and....

Post by jeffcosmo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:36 pm

Weld a nut to the bleeder stub. The heat from the welding will loosen it, and it can then be turned out.

And use anti-sieze.



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