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Brake Nipple removal ?

Postby IanD » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:52 pm

Can anyone recommend someone to remove siezed brake nipples ?
Ideally Glasgow area or central belt or somewhere that does it via post ?

Don't want to risk calipers being damaged.
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Re: Brake Nipple removal ?

Postby Dominic » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:25 am

Would be worth trying Ken Brown in Hillington.
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Re: Brake Nipple removal ?

Postby Scuffers » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm

IanD wrote:Can anyone recommend someone to remove siezed brake nipples ?
Ideally Glasgow area or central belt or somewhere that does it via post ?

Don't want to risk calipers being damaged.

if your talking front caliper (ali 2 pot) heat is your friend.

empty out all the fluid, remove pistons and seals, then heat the crap out the housing around the bleed nipple.

ali expands ~3 times the rate of steel, so the hotter it get's the looser the grip on the nipple.

once you have it hot, tap the nipple, (not with a club hammer!) then try and rotate it.
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Re: Brake Nipple removal ?

Postby 2F45T4U » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:12 pm

Youll also probably find the threads will gall up when removed and you will need to make an insert.
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Re: Brake Nipple removal ?

Postby IanD » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:59 pm

Cheers, I'll phone Kenny Brown and see what they say.
I'm not best at car DIY so looking for someone to sort them !
Had a problem with a rear caliper while in for service last year, the last (Porsche) indie sent them off somewhere to be sorted without telling me cost me £55 in postage + £70 to fix them wasn't best pleased at cost esp. the postage charge.
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Re: Brake Nipple removal ?

Postby 111Robin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:51 pm

Find someone with an inductive coil gun, heating the nipple should be sufficient to break free any corrosion and no need to strip the pistons out.
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