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Bleed brakes -- break screw. Now what?
Today I went out to my '86 Coupe GT to bleed the brakes, as part of my
general plan to maintain it as the previous owners ought to have done.
So I study the Bentley, lay out all the tools, disconnect the booster,
and pull the RR wheel. I find the first bleeder screw, put a wrench on
it, and... it shears off in my hand. It doesn't strip. It breaks.
1. Most importantly, what do I do now? How do I get it out?
2. My car is missing the dust caps on the rear bleeder screws (they are
on the fronts). Could that have caused this?
3. I was using a Craftsman 7 mm box-end wrench. Should I have been
using something else?
4. Why isn't the screw made from some supermetal?
(And this immediately after replacing the OXS! Ungrateful car...)