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Old 08-19-2017, 06:25 AM
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Today I decided to tackle the front bleeder screws as I was going to be working at that end of the truck anyhoo.........oil,filter and grease 'em up.
As often as I change eng oil and filter etc and grease the front suspension and drive line, I check the bleeder screws taking the time to repaint the threads with anti-seize on each all round.

Nothing worse than having to drill out one or 4 of those sumbitches due to heat, age and corrosion.
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As often as I change eng oil and filter etc and grease the front suspension and drive line, I check the bleeder screws taking the time to repaint the threads with anti-seize on each all round.

Nothing worse than having to drill out one or 4 of those sumbitches due to heat, age and corrosion.
We would all be better off if we did more preemptive strikes instead of waiting for challenges. Usually, most of us are better at procrastination.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:32 PM
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We would all be better off if we did more preemptive strikes instead of waiting for challenges. Usually, most of us are better at procrastination.
Guilty as charged, at least now that I am getting older and creakier .
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I have had the opportunity to experience the fun you are describing once or twice. Things I have found to help. I use a brass drift and smack the bleeder several times before trying to loosen it, this usually will help break it loose. I also will depress the brake pedal and put a bar/stick etc against it keeping it to the floor while the brake system is open. This eliminates the continuous leaking from the open port and keeps air from entering the system. Easy to bleed when done. Your mileage may vary :-)
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:47 PM
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I have had the opportunity to experience the fun you are describing once or twice. Things I have found to help. I use a brass drift and smack the bleeder several times before trying to loosen it, this usually will help break it loose. I also will depress the brake pedal and put a bar/stick etc against it keeping it to the floor while the brake system is open. This eliminates the continuous leaking from the open port and keeps air from entering the system. Easy to bleed when done. Your mileage may vary :-)
I will have to try that the next time I need to change bleeders on this truck............... 11 years from now, and another 172,000km/107,000mi .
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