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Old 11-24-2021, 03:55 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Redwood Chair View Post
You have to cool the brass fitting with an ice cube after heating since non ferrous expands at twice the rate of ferrous.
Isn't this about bleeder valves?

Originally Posted by QueenTheCar View Post
The valves on my front right caliper (a brand new "Cardone" knockoff) are wayy to tight to open, even after trying heat and penetrating oil. ...
Being hollow, I'm always afraid to put any slow brute force on these, so I will (in the case of the original 8mm bleeders) put the box end of an 8mm combo wrench on the bleeder valve and knock at the the wrench with a small ballpein hammer. Haven't broken one this way ... yet. Surely have the other way.
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