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11-08-02, 05:35 AM   #1  
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I just bled my 2 front calipers. I tightened the bleeder screws as tight as I could with a 6" wrench. Fluid is slowly seeping past the exposed threads. Should I try to tighten them more with a longer wrench or socket (am afraid of snapping them). How do they seat - is there a seal down there - dirt - is there any type of seal I can apply to the threads - should I try replacing the bleeder screws?

 
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11-08-02, 09:31 AM   #2  
Replace the bleeder screws and ensure you don't have them cross-threaded. You should not have to "crank" down on these to get them to seal.

 
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11-08-02, 01:23 PM   #3  
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Originally posted by Trying2Help
[B]Replace the bleeder screws and ensure you don't have them cross-threaded. You should not have to "crank" down on these to get them to seal. [/lkB]
Just ordered new bleeder screws. Will let you know how I make out.......Thanks

 
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11-17-02, 04:45 AM   #4  
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Originally posted by Trying2Help
Replace the bleeder screws and ensure you don't have them cross-threaded. You should not have to "crank" down on these to get them to seal.
For some reason, bleeder screws are 7/16, not 3/8 as according to specs. Maybe rebuilts, bored out bigger. Anyways, had trouble finding replacements at my regular pts stores, so I took them out and cleaned them up good and everything is now fine.

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