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Old 07-17-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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help on how to remove a stripped

brake bleed valve. I have speed bleeders and I have stripped the nut. Does anyone know of a good way to get it off. I have tried to use some vice grips but to no avail.


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Old 07-17-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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I bet it will drill out very easily using an "easy-out" or a similar remover.

Before resorting to this, though, use a lot of penetrating oil and , if time permits, be patient. Failing this, use the extractor.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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-----------Do NOT use EASY OUT extractors-----------

EXACT same thing happened to me many years ago, Easy Out broke (easy think to on a tiny bleed nipple)! Machine shop couldn't drill broken EO as it's VERY hard metal. Caliper hosed. Lesson learned. Never again will I use EO. Machinsts don't use em either...

Correction: I just noticed you say bolt is stripped not broken. Vice-Grip locking plyer has worked many times for stripped bolts.

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