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#1 djTimBo

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:12 PM

I'm having trouble bleeding my brakes because I can't loosen the nipple on the first brake I started on (read drum brake). Does anyone know the size spanner I would need for the nipple because my 10mm won't fit it and the 11mm is too big. I did notice that one of my imperial sockets fit it nicely however I couldn't fit my wrench in it.

I tried loosening it with the 11mm but it started to round off so I stopped. My friend told me it was a bit too far-fetched to take the whole drum brake off to get my socket wrench on it so I just really need to know the size.

On another note, does anyone know what size or specification the Focus wheel nuts are, I kinda rounded one of them by accident aswell..

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

I'm having trouble bleeding my brakes because I can't loosen the nipple on the first brake I started on (read drum brake). Does anyone know the size spanner I would need for the nipple because my 10mm won't fit it and the 11mm is too big. I did notice that one of my imperial sockets fit it nicely however I couldn't fit my wrench in it.

I tried loosening it with the 11mm but it started to round off so I stopped. My friend told me it was a bit too far-fetched to take the whole drum brake off to get my socket wrench on it so I just really need to know the size.

On another note, does anyone know what size or specification the Focus wheel nuts are, I kinda rounded one of them by accident aswell..


sounds like your having a bad day mate lol.

your bleed nipples might already be corroded/damaged and hence the spanner not fitting. give them a good going over with a wire brush and spray plenty wd40 on and let it soak in. IIRC i used a 9 for my front brakes and a 10 for the rear.

as for the wheel bolts, im not sure on the length but they are M12 - 19mm head.


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