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My brakes are getting spongy so I need to bleed the system, however, I rounded out my rear caliper bleeder valve and I was wondering the best approach to resolve this. I haven't been able to open it, hence the rounding, so I was thinking of drilling a small hole through the valve to get a nail through, then twist it off and replacing the valve.


Does this sound like a legit plan or anyone else have any suggestions?

Ben
 

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Once you get the rounded/striped bleeder valves loose replace them with new ones and use either a 6 point box end wrench or brake wrench (with a notch for brake line) to loosen and tighten these to prevent striping.
 

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Once you get the rounded/striped bleeder valves loose replace them with new ones and use either a 6 point box end wrench or brake wrench (with a notch for brake line) to loosen and tighten these to prevent striping.
3 years late but whatever........
 
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