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Old 05-20-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Brand new rear brake caliper leaking

Hi, I just changed the rear drivers side caliper with a new one from ACDELCO, but one of the screws are leaking, are there any tricks to do on it?? Can I maybe put a copper shim on it?? This is not a bleeder screw is it? what is the purpuse of this screw?

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(sending it back is not possible because Im in spain, and sending back to rockauto USA, would be too expensive and I would have to pay import duties again on the new part shipped back...)
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That is not a bleeder. should just be a plug
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Thanks, but it leaks.. you think I can but on a shim so it stops leaking or is there anything I can put on the thread that doesnt melt with brakefluid
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one side usually (lower) is the hydraulic brake line connection, the other (UPPER) is usually the bleed



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Thanks... I tried removing it and putting on thread lock... not leaking at the moment.. will wait until tomorrow and press the pedal to see if it leaks ... will stay tuned.. thanks a lot for all the videos
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If its supposed to be a bleeder valve, replace it with these, (one for each caliper):

C3 Corvette 1968-1982 Russell Rear Brake Caliper Speed Bleeders

https://www.corvettemods.com/C3-Corv...r_p_13576.html
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Hi, its like a bolt to block a hole... not a bleeder.. for the moment its working fine, I removed it and put some blue threadlock. Not leaking anymore. Will see how long it holds.. will update this thread if it leaks again

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Hi, its like a bolt to block a hole... not a bleeder.. for the moment its working fine, I removed it and put some blue threadlock. Not leaking anymore. Will see how long it holds.. will update this thread if it leaks again

Thanks and have a nice weekend!

If the blue fails use the red. I have also used Teflon tape on that plug with success.
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