How far are you unscrewing them?
You don't need to unscrew them more than half to 3/4 turn to do the job.
>>if I unscrewed the valves to the recommended amount of turn.<<
At 9:38 AM -0700 8/22/01, ET Piano wrote:
> After overhauling the brakes in my 1979 Midget I ran into a problem when
>bleeding the system. The screw threads of the bleeding valves leaked a lot
if I unscrewed the valves to the recommended amount of turn. I
>don't remember this happening before. This even happened with two new drum
>brake slave cylinders. It was worst from one of my calipers that I
>overhauled, including removing and cleaning the bleed screw and aperature.
> The least amount of trouble was from the caliper that I overhauled without
>removing the bleed screw. (I forgot.) I infer that the accumulated crud
>around the screw threads of this bleed screw prevented brake fluid leaks.
>So, is there some goo that is safe to spread on brake bleed screws that acts
>like road gunk?
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