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cracked rear caliper!?

had braided brake lines fitted to my P2 V6 gtv recently, took it for an MOT yesterday, the MOT guy reccons the bleed nipple has been over tightened by the company that fitted the brake lines , so fluid is pis**ng out...

is this a common problem??

also, caliper on the rear of my V6 gtv, is it the same as the ones on any other models?
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Re: cracked rear caliper!?

Normally if you over-tighten a bleed screw it doesn't leak, as it's in the "closed" position.. so I don't know why it should be leaking unless the thread is stipped too..?

If you can remove the old screw, just put a new one in there and bleed the caliper.

If the head shears off, you should easily be able to extract the remains, as it has a hole through it already for a stud extractor to get hold of it.

Of course, if the thread is stripped you'll need a repair or a second-hand caliper (which may actually be cheaper).

The GTVs seem to have had two types of rear calipers (iron and alloy) which were fitted to both 2.0 and 3.0 ltr cars... so you need the right material rather more the right model.

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