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Old 07-09-2017, 10:23   #1
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Brembo predicament

So after sanding back to metal, painting, adding decals and then laquering....
a bleed nipple snapped in the caliper.

What are my options....
1) get mega p155ed off
2) drill it out
3) get new caliper

Ps. I've tried 1, several times!

Any help appreciated....

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Old 07-09-2017, 11:25   #2
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Have you tried the right size easyout / screw extractor

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Old 07-09-2017, 12:18   #3
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I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or a helpful tip?
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Old 07-09-2017, 13:22   #4
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http://jaws.tips/motorbike/easyout.html

Post a pic of how it has snapped, make it easier to make suggestions

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Old 07-09-2017, 13:48   #5
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It should be salvageable but depends how it's broken I,e flush etc.
As above a good easy out or screw extractor should get it out but you may have to run a drill down the centre so you can get a good size easy out in.
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Old 07-09-2017, 14:37   #6
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My suggestion is DON'T use an easy out , very rarely works on these calipers , and if you snap it in place a pain of a job just got a lot more difficult !

It's a very easy fix to drill out the snapped bolt , if the threads are damaged it can be helicoiled

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Old 07-09-2017, 14:38   #7
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I've had the same before with a brembo calipers off a seat Ibiza.

I tried and ended up snapping the easy out. Took the caliper to a local machine company and they charged 20 quid to get it out for me. They said had I not had a go myself first and made matters worse it would of been cheaper. Had to laugh the way he said it to me.

I would just take it somewhere and let a proper machine company extract it for you.
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Thanks for comments chaps...
I have a habit of making things worse.

No options of welding something and turning as normal?
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:55   #9
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http://jaws.tips/motorbike/easyout.html

Post a pic of how it has snapped, make it easier to make suggestions

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Where would be a good place to look for a 'decent' set of these Stu?

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As mentioned, they do have a habit of snapping, which then adds to the problem if you cant get the bit back out again. I dont know whats good, but i'd say if you do want a set, but a good quality make.

Dont think they are a magic fix though, they are hit and miss, when they work they fix a problem easily, but they dont always work

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Ok cheers for that.
Currently stocking up on goodies for a winter tidy up of the 6, thought I could probably use a set!

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I will enquire about the easy out tomorrow. Annoying as all the other brakes are on, fluids have been bought but the last bleed nipple is a pain in the backside! don't want to wreck the whole caliper whilst trying to get it out..
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To be honest if Ian Godney suggests these dont usually work on calipers, i'd take his advice, he has more experience with calipers than most

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Take it to a proper engineer who knows what they are doing, and who will remove the broken nipple easily.

A nipple already has a hole centrally, which makes it extremely easy to drill out, then chase the threads. Childs play.
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