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 Post subject: Snapped clutch bleed nipple stem...
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Location: Cairns
QLD, Australia

As the title suggests, I have gone and done snapped the stem which attaches to the clutch slave cylinder. This happened while trying to crack the bleed nipple, after installing a new master cylinder. Now, as a temporary measure I have hammered/drilled a self-driving screw into the small hole in the stem to stop fluid streaming out of it. only problem with that is, I can't bleed the remaining air out of the system.. Not really keen on paying $800 for someone to drop the box and replace an otherwise 'fine' slave cylinder. Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone else? I was thinking of putting a self tapping bleed nipple in the hole where I have the screw but not even sure if such a thing exists.

Thanks in advance,
 Post subject: Re: Snapped clutch bleed nipple stem...
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:50 am 
Getting Side Ways

Posts: 496

Joined: 14th Sep 2011

Ride: BF II Gas Ute

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia


Depending on access, try an Ezy Out. They are a tapered left hand thread. As you turn counter-clockwise, it will bite and remove the broken part. You could also try a thread repair place, will still cost a few Dollars though. A mobile thread repair place is worth a call for an estimate, if you keep trying it may go beyond what they can fix.



Regards 96ELGli

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