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maldren
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
Don't use mole crips or a spanner on a bleed nipple!


My method:

Tap tap tap them with a hammer.

Chuck a few kettles of boiling water on them (or use better heat)

Use the T handle in your socket set (yes that thing you never use)

Use a 6 point socket


Use the T handle to apply equal rotational force to the nipple.

Any spanner or ratchet will apply a horizontal moment as well as a rotational moment which will snap the nipple.

Always use the T handle.


If you have sockets that drive off the flats, even better.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Maybe it's because...... Reply with quote

we are on the approach to Christmas or possibly just he way my mind works, but when I saw this thread title appear as
Molegrips on nipples, I immediately had the Sound of Music tune going round in my head. As in ....." whiskers on kittens and molegrips on nipples"

eh!

I'll get my coat wack
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Maybe it's because...... Reply with quote

peterzoom wrote:
we are on the approach to Christmas or possibly just he way my mind works, but when I saw this thread title appear as
Molegrips on nipples, I immediately had the Sound of Music tune going round in my head. As in ....." whiskers on kittens and molegrips on nipples"

eh!

I'll get my coat wack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh squit.... It's First opportunity I've had today to take it off the axle stands....
Guess what... I fired it up... now the brake peddle goes straight to the floor Sad
It was fine when the front end was raised Dont know
I presume it's a air lock or something Question
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup .

If the resevoir emptyed completly you will need to bleed the rears .. basically bleed what you can and see if you can get a pedal .

It can help if you not only use something to suck the fluid through but also have some one pump the pedal at the same time .

One possible trick is several fast pumps of the pedal followed by open and down close and up then repeat .

Do this with what nipples you can and cross your fingers before going at the siezed ones .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
Yup .

If the resevoir emptyed completly you will need to bleed the rears .. basically bleed what you can and see if you can get a pedal .

It can help if you not only use something to suck the fluid through but also have some one pump the pedal at the same time .

One possible trick is several fast pumps of the pedal followed by open and down close and up then repeat .

Do this with what nipples you can and cross your fingers before going at the siezed ones .


Amen to that... I've got everything crossed Laughing
Cheers I'll give it a go thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason the pedal goes to the floor when you've started the engine is just cos the additional assistance from the servo.

I won't give you any advice on getting the nipple loose as I tried everything and still snapped it. The 6 sided socket helped grip it nicely tho! Buy some spares to replace them once they start getting sticky - not worth the risk of them getting stuck again in the future

And as long as you haven't let the reservoir run out you don't need to cycle the abs valves.
 
  
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