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post #1 of 9 Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 11:23 am Thread Starter
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Integral ABS bleeder replacement

Hello all. After replacing OEM brake lines with Spiegler lines (2005 K1200 LT), I am in the process of bleeding the system.
While bleeding the DR i believe I unintentionally overtorqued one of the 4 bleeders on top of the unit (the LH outboard bleeder).

Now the bleeder shows some play (wiggling) even when its tight and I am getting air because of the insufficient seal (I made sure air is not coming from the vacuum rubber fitting). This does not allow me to finish the bleeding process.

I suppose this bleeder needs to be replaced but Ive had no luck Searching for a part number so I can order it.

Can anybody help point me in the right direction? Any suggestions welcome.

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post #2 of 9 Old Aug 24th, 2019, 12:06 am
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Re: Integral ABS bleeder replacement

Give me your address and I'll send you one as I have several dead units here.
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post #3 of 9 Old Aug 24th, 2019, 4:28 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Integral ABS bleeder replacement

Thank you so much for helping me out !

I sent you my address via DM.

the fitting I'm having problems with is the one marked #3 in the picture.

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Thank you so much for helping me out !

I sent you my address via DM.

the fitting I'm having problems with is the one marked #3 in the picture.

Regards,
Hopefully, you stripped the bleeder and not the housing. Given that the housing appears to be aluminum alloy and the bleeders are steel, I would be more concerned that the body was stripped and not the bleeder.
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Thank you so much for helping me out !

I sent you my address via DM.

the fitting I'm having problems with is the one marked #3 in the picture.

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I did not see your PM until today so it will be in the mail tomorrow. I will be heading to Arkansas tomorrow so I hope I can find a post office on the road that's handy.

I am concerned as well that the aluminum is stripped and not the bleeder. I am not a big fan of vacuum bleeding as it is to easy to introduce air around the fittings. I would be interested to know if you have any fluid coming out of the bleeder when it is tight and you are pushing the brake pedal as that will have a better tell on what is stripped. You can get a good brake fluid seal and still have air through the threads the way these bleeders are set up.

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On its way from Eureka Springs.

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On its way from Eureka Springs.
Awesome. Thanks 😄
I will update you a soon as try again.
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After dealing with some wife health issues that took priority, here’s an update on the brake lines bleeding issue:
I performed the procedure as described in this forum and used the new fitting (BIG THANKS TO JZeiler). It worked !
Brake failure light went away after a short test ride. No leaks observed through fitting so far (roughly 200 miles since bleeding and counting)
I can’t emphasize enough the great help this forum and its expertise provides for all LT owners out there)
If any of you comes near the Savannah, GA area, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We might go out on a ride.
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Re: Integral ABS bleeder replacement

Glad to hear it is all working again, always good to help keep an LT on the road.

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