Bleeder extraction

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sat May 21 18:28:27 EDT 2005


Don't heat it, drill it out and tap it.
The tap drill for a 7 X 1  is 6 mm =.236". Closest would be a 15/64 = .234".
Could use a #1 = .228" and the little pieces would fall out.


> From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at>
> Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 17:27:11 -0400
> To: quattro at
> Cc: v8 at, 200q20v at
> Subject: Bleeder extraction
> Anyone got a sure-fire means of extracting a broken-off bleeder from the
> front caliper of my wife's 4kq campmobile?  I tried my smallest
> reverse-drill-extractor combination tool and it didn't do the trick.
> I have all the rubber bits out, so could I heat the casting to a nice red
> color with my torch and then try the little extractor tool again?
> Threads on the replacement bleeder I have are 7 mm X 1.0.   I have a tap
> that size.  Supposedly I need a 6 mm drill bit.  That I don't have.  Don't
> know what the equivalent number bit number would be?????
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