Bleeder Screws

When attempting to bleed brakes, all too often we end up breaking off bleeder screws which innevitably leads to replacement of wheel cylinders. Try this instead.
1. Take a drill bit that is the same size as the inner diameter of the bleeder screw.
2. Using only your fingers, put the bit in the hole and spin it to make certain you get out all existing debris.
3. Remove the bit and place it in the bleeder screw butt-first until it bottoms out.
4. Loosen bleeder screw with wrench.
Bleeder screws have a tendency to collapse in on themselves and break off. By placing a drill bit (or allen wrench) inside the bleeder screw, you give the bleeder screw nowhere to collapse thereby strengthening it. It has worked for me for years and I usually don't even have to use WD-40 on it.

-Terry Stamper from GT6 Magazine

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