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Broken bleeder screw

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So this happened a while ago and now it's time to fix it.

 

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I took it to one shop and they tried to weld a nut to the left over stuck piece but they didn't have any luck.  I did some online searching and this seems to happen a fair amount with these Brembo's.  Anyone have any tips of getting this out?  Anyone know any shops that would be skilled enough to get this out without destroying the caliper?

I found a place that would sell me one caliper but it was close to $400!  Don't really want to go down that road.

And it's a passenger side rear from a 2005 ish sti if anyone has one lying around that they aren't using :P

 

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A couple of years ago Standard Machine Works at 660 St Matthews Ave were able to do exactly this for me on a Jaguar XK8 brake caliper. I took them a new bleed screw as well and they were able to get the broken one out and also ensured the new one seated correctly. I had no problems with the caliper afterwards and I was able to melt brake pads again Time Attacking the Jaguar.

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Try cutting a shallow slot in the stud with a zip disc and turning it out with a flat screwdriver?

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34 minutes ago, XK8 said:

A couple of years ago Standard Machine Works at 660 St Matthews Ave were able to do exactly this for me on a Jaguar XK8 brake caliper. I took them a new bleed screw as well and they were able to get the broken one out and also ensured the new one seated correctly. I had no problems with the caliper afterwards and I was able to melt brake pads again Time Attacking the Jaguar.

Standard has fixed several parts for me for cash on the side with good result as well. 

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15 hours ago, Mat said:

Try cutting a shallow slot in the stud with a zip disc and turning it out with a flat screwdriver?

This.

Dremel a notch in the busted screw and get a flathead in there. Works every time.

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20 hours ago, Mat said:

Try cutting a shallow slot in the stud with a zip disc and turning it out with a flat screwdriver?

I would add to use lots of heat (torch) when you're going to turn it out with the flat screwdriver. 

 

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Thanks for all the tips. A very generous forum member has offered to get this out for me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good news

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Sorry @Shawn gonna give you a bit of a head start this year. Won’t be making it out this weekend

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1 hour ago, DKemp said:

Sorry @Shawn gonna give you a bit of a head start this year. Won’t be making it out this weekend

That's okay, I might be running on my winters...or maybe I'll throw on the 3 year old summers. These damn over night freezing temps are keeping me from putting the good tires on.

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