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post #1 of 8 Old Jun 18th, 2014, 10:17 am Thread Starter
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Remove the right side front caliper "Filling Adapter"

I am in the process of replacing brake lines and see that I have what BMW appears to call a "Filling Adapter" on the right front caliper of my (early version) 2001 LT. A PO has added a bleeding valve to it. In the process of replacing all of the bleed valves with Speedbleeders, I noticed that the Speedbleeder is slightly longer than the one that I removed and will not seat in the filling adapter.

Can I just remove the adapter and screw the Speedbleeder directly into the caliper? Is there any reason to leave the adapter in place? It seems very firmly seated, but I assume that it will just screw out like a bleed valve would?

This is a pic of the part I am wondering about from a doc about bleeding brakes I found on this site:


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I am in the process of replacing brake lines and see that I have what BMW appears to call a "Filling Adapter" on the right front caliper of my (early version) 2001 LT. A PO has added a bleeding valve to it. In the process of replacing all of the bleed valves with Speedbleeders, I noticed that the Speedbleeder is slightly longer than the one that I removed and will not seat in the filling adapter.

Can I just remove the adapter and screw the Speedbleeder directly into the caliper? Is there any reason to leave the adapter in place? It seems very firmly seated, but I assume that it will just screw out like a bleed valve would?

This is a pic of the part I am wondering about from a doc about bleeding brakes I found on this site:

Brand "speedbleeder" is not known on this side of the big pond but any normal bleeding nut local auto parts store will fit. NOTE: When removing that original adapter, use heat! It is "well glued without sparing locktite" in place.

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Re: Remove the right side front caliper "Filling Adapter"

My LT doesn't have it, my R1200C has it still. You can just remove that little grub screw in the top and then use one of the bleeders you took off another caliper to bleed that caliper from the port left by the grub screw, or as mentioned above heat it gently until it's pretty warm before you try to unscrew it. That barrel is basically a speed bleeder, as you remvoe the bleeder it will close up and seal the system, the grub screw is insurance.

After (if) you remove it there is no need to replace it, just leave the speed bleeder in and tighten it down to close it.

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I am in the process of replacing brake lines and see that I have what BMW appears to call a "Filling Adapter" on the right front caliper of my (early version) 2001 LT. A PO has added a bleeding valve to it. In the process of replacing all of the bleed valves with Speedbleeders, I noticed that the Speedbleeder is slightly longer than the one that I removed and will not seat in the filling adapter.

Can I just remove the adapter and screw the Speedbleeder directly into the caliper? Is there any reason to leave the adapter in place? It seems very firmly seated, but I assume that it will just screw out like a bleed valve would?

This is a pic of the part I am wondering about from a doc about bleeding brakes I found on this site:

Yes, you can remove the adapter and the speedbleeder will fit into the hole where the adapter was. The speed bleeder will fit better with the adapter removed.
I did this on my 2000 many years ago, but if I recall correctly the speed bleeder didn't seat into the adaptor well. It works better with the adaptor removed.

I think this was true for the clutch bleed point as well.
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+1! What Curtis says here is very true! I did both the right front caliper and the Clutch bleed hose by removing those pesky "Grub screws" first! And you will need some heat because they used thread lock very generously on those items!

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Yes, you can remove the adapter and the speedbleeder will fit into the hole where the adapter was. The speed bleeder will fit better with the adapter removed.
I did this on my 2000 many years ago, but if I recall correctly the speed bleeder didn't seat into the adaptor well. It works better with the adaptor removed.

I think this was true for the clutch bleed point as well.
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Re: Remove the right side front caliper "Filling Adapter"

Thanks for the replies... Just wanted a bit of assurance before applying heat and muscle!

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Re: Remove the right side front caliper "Filling Adapter"

I was able to bleed the brakes with that on. First you bleed the left side completely, this means if there is air, it's only going to be in the four inches of brake line before the two sides link up. What I did was first layer some plastic around the base to cover the caliper, then pack a layer of rags above that. Then I cut a cheap $1 funnel from Walmart , and placed it under the lip of the grub screw. Then you remove the top cap, and under there you can depress a pin. When this is depressed fluid comes out. This worked for me without having to remove this bolt.

Also they sell this $5 brake bleed kit from Harbor Freight called the 'One Man Brake Bleeder Kit'. That kit has pins that stick into the top of the bleed bolts -- using this kit I was able to bleed the ABS unit without taking any panels off. Stick this into the top of the ABS bleed bolt, from the right side come in with a 11mm, crack it open, then slowly squeeze the front caliper... (Making sure you don't run out of fluid.) Going slow also ensures brake fluid doesn't squirt out. I've not tried it on the back brake as I've only had to do the front.
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I've not tried it on the back brake as I've only had to do the front.
....so far, until it bursts far from home...
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