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Re: Broken bleed nipples and caliper replacements.

You could try opening the flexi-joint to the caliper and try bleeding at that point - it may be slow but might just be enough. It is not unusuall to have a soft brake pedal when new discs or pads have been fitted - they need time to bed in - just drive carefully and keep yopur distance.

The fornt calipers are better off thasn the rear calipers - the rears not only get road surface water but also water thrown up by the fornt wheels.

Drilling out broken bleed screws is not witthout its risks and 35 for a recon unit is cheap indeed.

No reason as to why you can't clamp the front flexi and screw the caliper off the pipe - that's how I usually do it most times.

Judging from the condition of the rear calipers it would appear the brakes have been neglected for some time.

Brakes are like your best friend - you miss them most when they ain't around. It never pays to skimp when repairing brakes - they may come back to bite you or not bite at all onthe discs.

Edit:- As a foot note the wrinkled rubber boots on the rear calipers are a sure sign someone in the past has used copper grease - a definite no-no anywhere near brakes - there is a special grease for the job if required.
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