Date: 24-01-21  Time: 02:23 AM

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Leaky Nipples
« on: 23 November 2020, 04:48:23 PM »
Is it normal, as I've just found suggested online (R1 forum), for the bleed nipples to weep fluid out of the threads a bit after brake bleeding?
I hope so, 'cause mine are...  :\
Conscientiously, I splurged on three new ones from Yambits.
Ironically, the only one not weeping is the old one round the back of the rear caliper that I wasn't aware of at time of order.
PTFE tape bodge, maybe? Put the old ones back.. (defeatist).
I understand the seal is at the taper not the thread.  I suppose its feasible that fluid in the thread from bleeding might 'wick' its way out..
I'll keep cleaning it off for now, fingers crossed.


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Re: Leaky Nipples
« Reply #1 on: 23 November 2020, 07:34:32 PM »
PTFE tape has been suggested in the past, more to do with sealing the threads to ensure air is not drawn into the system rather than stopping any leaks. Have never done this myself though.