Broken caliper bleed nipple... HELP!!!

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  1. Simon Skyline

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    Hiya everybody, please help if you have any real knowledge on the following...

    I've recently bought a set of 350Z Brembo calipers etc for my R33 GTST. They have twin bleeds screws per caliper, 1x each side. When trying to undo them 1 of them has sheared off & being the dickhead I am I broke an easy out in it when trying to remove it. o_O:smash::cry:

    I have tried to drill it but as the easy out is toughened it won't drill out. I've had nuts welded to it but they keep snapping off, even when using freeze & release on it... I think the easy out has actually made it tighter by forcing the threads outwards.

    Does anyone know if...

    1) It would still be able to be bled properly from the 1 side?

    2) If not, can it be cut out, welded back up & retapped SAFELY?

    3) Retapped elsewhere on that side or any other sensible & safe ideas?

    Please help peeps.
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  2. Japtorque

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    grind a slot into it and use an impact driver. or weld a nut on again and use an impact gun to loosen it.
     
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    or drilled
     
  4. Simon Skyline

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    Good idea thanks mate. I had considered slotting it but was hoping someone else would suggest it...

    Just didn't want to cock it up & have less to weld to. Cheers again bud.
     
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    Yeah I've tried but as the easy out is toughened it's tougher than the drill bits & just slides off...

    Cheers for the suggestion though mate.
     
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    I feel your pain, I've had one before where the bleed nipple was cross threaded in by a previous owner. . I think I managed to tig weld onto it and use a small impact gun to get it out. I used pb blaster a few times before and let it soak in .. I tried to slot it and use an impact driver first but that didnt really work.
     
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    Fingers crossed...

    I actually work at a manufacturing plant with machines that may be able to machine it with a diamond tip or something but I'm on furlough & although some staff are back they aren't allowing visitors on site.

    May try ringing them first & if not I'll try slotting it. Praying I can get my uprated brakes fixed & fitted as I've had them for months now & it's teasing me, lol.

    Thanks again guys.
     
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  9. Simon Skyline

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    Thank you so much, I've only just seen your link and wish I'd gone there from the start...

    I've buggered about drilling it all out & slightly damaged the thread only to find out Rich could've sorted it out for a very reasonable price. I will definitely be sending it there shortly & will post up when I have the results. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     

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