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Old 10-05-2010, 11:05 PM
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Angry Brake problems

made the last payment on my truck last night and drove her home, as i plled out of the guys driveway i realized i had around 1% braking power, got her home (thank god for years of woods beaters w/o brakes lol) to find out the Front flex's, metal lines and all parts between where rotted and the pass side line let go (therefor just shot fluid out the wheelwell) replaced all the lines and both flexlines, no leaks, had to bleed (sorta) by loosening the flex because the bleed nips where rusted to the point vice grips wouldnt budge them.
so my question is:
- how can i get the nips off without destroying the caliper, and where would be a good place to get new ones (im in the valley in nova scotia)
 
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:56 AM
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I have used a little heat from a torch and PB Blaster to loosen up those pesky bleeder screws. The emphasis is on a LITTLE heat! Thermal cycling and PB Blaster is your best friend.
 
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:39 AM
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i hit them with pb blaster and let it sit about 10 min. do it about 2-3 times then get a socket over it to loosen them
 


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