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post #1 of 10 Old Dec 31st, 2010, 7:10 pm Thread Starter
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What is it?

I started to bleed my front brakes but ran into something I've not seen before. This would be on the right calipher of a 2000 LTC and the item in question is where I normally see a bleeder valve. Here is a link: http://picasaweb.google.com/johcar44...93922871033426

Now you can take a allen set screw out of the top of it, but the rest of it still does not move. If you know what this is, please let me know.

Thanks and Have a Happy New Year!

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post #2 of 10 Old Dec 31st, 2010, 7:13 pm
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Re: What is it?

I have a 2005, but that looks like the bolt that holds the brake line to the caplier.

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Re: What is it?

Well, it is not the bolt that holds the brake line as that is behind the part in question, but I agree, it does look like it is as you say. Guess I needed to have a different angle for the picture.

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Re: What is it?

John,

This is what the top of the 2005 looks like, and the bleed is right in front of the brake line connecting to brake. (right side)

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John: You have a bleeder valve there, I don't. Don't know what the heck it is but this is a better pic. You can see the brake line is in behind.
http://picasaweb.google.com/johcar44...22780575346674

Thanks for trying. Have a Happy New Year!

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I started to bleed my front brakes but ran into something I've not seen before. This would be on the right calipher of a 2000 LTC and the item in question is where I normally see a bleeder valve. Here is a link: http://picasaweb.google.com/johcar44...93922871033426

Now you can take a allen set screw out of the top of it, but the rest of it still does not move. If you know what this is, please let me know.

Thanks and Have a Happy New Year!

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I believe that is were you would put in a speed bleeder or bleed nipple. You might want to go to one of the BMW dealer sites that has the parts fiche & take a look to confirm. I would say that under the allen screw you might find a small ball that is spring loaded, similar to what you find on the clutch bleed (at least on my 2006 LT).

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John, if you read post #3 in the thread below I believe you will see what it is.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...ght=grub+screw

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Re: What is it?

Thanks John, now to find a bleeder valve in this one horse town. :-) It'll be by mail, so it will be much later. Thanks again!

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Re: What is it?

John, I think that is the special fitting the factory used to fill the brake system. Your clutch has the same fitting. I removed mine completely and installed Speed Bleeders, front, rear, and clutch. No more worries.

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