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Re: Stuck Bleeder Screws on Rear Brakes

Subject: Re: Stuck Bleeder Screws on Rear Brakes
From: Edwin Vaughan <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:28:16 -0500 (CDT)
Hello Bob,

I would recommend replacing the rear brake cylinders also. The cylinders
could be seized, I imagine this would stop excessive pedal travel. One
cylinder was seized up, the other was leaking so I installed two new
cylinders a couple a months ago wasn't hard except for those
#@%*&$@ circlips! Wore out the front "teeth" of a perfectly good pair of
pliers (Think Sears would exchange for new :-) ?). Don't know the trick
for those things, but some do. Also, VB sells a little circlip tool for $25
or so (kinda steep).

Oh, and I believe the bleed screws are 1/4 also. However, the bleed screw
on the new cylinders (purchased from Moss) were larger than the original
bleed screws.

'77 B  

"I try to think but nuthin' happens"|       The MG Filling Station     
       -- Curly (the stooge)        |

On Sun, 23 May 1999 wrote:

> I found the bleeder screws on the rear brakes of my '71 B hopelessly stuck. 
> So I bleed the rears by loosening the fittings on the brake line at the 
> wheels. Is this an acceptable alternative? The pedal feels fine.
> Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
> 52 MGTD - under DIY restoration NEMGTR #11470
> 71 MGB   - AMGBA #96-12029, NAMGBR #7-3336

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