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Speed Bleeders

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Newbies!! I've been aware of their existence, but have not experienced the wonder that is one-man bleeding with them. I use a Motive power bleeder.

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I know.  While bleeding the brakes this weekend, my buddy over tightened and stripped one the screws while bleeding brakes this weekend.  I am excited to bleed the brakes and now I need to wait to get the bits in the mail.  This should make brake work easy.

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adavis,

is that the specific item/part/part number that fits the 2002 ??  I did some digging around at the Summit website and cannot find that they specifically call out the 2002 model.  They do show a 1975 & 1976 BMW model year, but not specifically the 2002 model.  

 

So I'm naturally curious, and very interested ..... a great product !!

 

Cheers,

 

Carl

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Hi Carl, I sure hope so because that is what I ordered.  I found them through a google search for "1976 BMW 2002 brake bleed screws" and the size results were the same size as local auto parts store.  7mm x 1mm.  I also used the Summit search tool and that did not link this part to an '02.  

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Remember that the front and the back 2002 bleeder valves are different...

front 7mm threads, back 6mm threads.  Also, you can get those speed bleeders in stainless steel too.  I've tried them and I prefer to use my Motive pressure bleeder and the stock Ate bleeder valves (BMW part#34 11 1 103 232 (these are for the front calipers))

 

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I have in my records that the 1600 takes yet another different sized bleeder valve for the front. 7mm threads, but slightly longer:

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I didn't know the back brakes had different size bleeder screws.  I haven't messed with them yet.  I can't believe the internet is wrong....  Bummer


Is it that the rear bleed screws are shorter?  Does it really matter?

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they have been around for a long time. they seem to work, but i have seen the little ball stick allowing air back into the caliper on other peoples cars. personally, i won't use them.  a pressure bleeder is MUCH better.

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I didn't know the back brakes had different size bleeder screws.  I haven't messed with them yet.  I can't believe the internet is wrong....  Bummer

Is it that the rear bleed screws are shorter?  Does it really matter?

It's the smaller 6mm thread size that is significant.  See where it says M6 vs. M7 in the attached pictures from Ate?  Unless you like trying to cross-thread the wrong size screw into a smaller hole ;)

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