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Re: THE BEST Wrench for Bleeder Screws...

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Subject: Re: THE BEST Wrench for Bleeder Screws...
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 21:02:43 -0700
Hmmm, I wasn't having any trouble using a 1/4" box wrench... I put the 
wrench on *first* and the bleed hose on top of it, leaving the wrench in 
place during the bleeding process. It only takes about a 90 degree turn 
on the wrench to go from open to closed. Of course I had new cylinders 
with new bleed nipples, YMMV...

Andrew Lundgren had this to say:
>I think he means a six point socket...  I used a deep one and was
>happy, but it is messy...
>On Mon, 24 May 1999 19:55:15 -0500, Chad Cooper wrote:
>>The best thing for these bleeders is a 5/16" 8 pt socket, the one that looks
>>like a star, instead of a hex.  Well there are two squares   that make that 
>>shape...  (the squares are conveniently, yet exactly 1/4") Kind of hard to
>>explain but if you have one handy you'll see what I am talking about...
>>'72 B Daily Driver
>>> The bleeder screws are 1/4" box end.  DO NOT USE A REGULAR 1/4" WRENCH ON
>>> THESE, especially if they're in the least bit frozen.  They strip very
>>> easily.  A fellow at the local auto parts store who happened to have a spot
>>> welder made me a nice little tool for the job out of two sockets:  one with
>>> a 3/8" recieving end and the other with a 1/4" end.  He welded them
>>> together, so now I've got a tidy little 1/4" square driver for use with a
>>> standard socket driver.
>>> Regards,
>>> =J=


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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