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Old 08-24-2010, 12:25 AM
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Today, another driver reported they broke the expensive plastic on the housing trying to extract a $3 broken bleeder screw.

The question we should answer for the NEXT person is how best to remove the broken bleeder screw so that the fragile plastic housing around it doesn't crack.

I suspect the better way, once a bleeder screw breaks, is to remove the entire hose and drill it out with successively larger drill bits.

Do you have a BETTER idea for safely removing the broken half of a plastic bleeder screw?

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