Snapped bleed nipple.. what are my options?

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Snapped bleed nipple.. what are my options?

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Hey guys.

As per title... bleeding the brakes... the bleed nipple on the rear wheel has snapped inside... how annoying.... what options have i got here before i start crying....
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Replace the slave cylinder , if you cannot remove the broken nipple .
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In the past I have bled from the union into the wheel cylinder.
This was in an emergency as a new cylinder is only £15 or thereabouts.

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Mocki wrote: 20 Mar 2021, 18:09 Replace the slave cylinder , if you cannot remove the broken nipple .

Makes sense. Is it a case of just taking drum off... swapping them over??
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As simple as that .
But dont forget things can and do go wrong 😂
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Dazco wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 09:49 As simple as that .
But dont forget things can and do go wrong 😂

Dont i know it...

Taking cylinder out brake line snapped. Ffs

Cylinder swapped. New shiny nipple.. New brake line one ordered... what next...
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Bleeding hell, did you clamp the flexi? Good luck 8)
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I was talking from experience lol as many will be aware . One thing usually leeds to another .
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tobydog wrote: 23 Mar 2021, 22:05 Bleeding hell, did you clamp the flexi? Good luck 8)

Flexi clamped...
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Dazco wrote: 24 Mar 2021, 06:27 I was talking from experience lol as many will be aware . One thing usually leeds to another .

I only did the backs as i thought i might aswell check if the whole system needed bleeding after changing the front calipers...wish i hadn’t bothered.... its cost me a fortune in postage for parts for a constantly added list of parts...
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