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Old 15-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Speed Bleeder brake nipples

Hi Matt,

As you're my go-to man for brake advice, I want to ask you about Speed Bleeders. I'm thinking of installing them on all my calipers to make bleeding a simple one-man job.

Any good?

Also, what size are the nipples in the Brembos and PBR 1-spot calipers please if you know this?

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Old 15-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Speed Bleeder brake nipples

I've just been googling and see that Goodridge make their own speed bleeders too... Are you able to get these in Matt?
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Old 17-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Speed Bleeder brake nipples

I haven't used them but if it makes anyones job easier then why not. I have emailed about the goodridge ones and wil let you know thanks mate.
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Default Re: Speed Bleeder brake nipples

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I've just been googling and see that Goodridge make their own speed bleeders too... Are you able to get these in Matt?

$3.20 each i am told and available
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$3.20 each i am told and available
No kidding, you sure?

The cheapest I have ever seen them elsewhere is US$10/pair.
Can you get a part number from them so i can double check please?

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Default Re: Speed Bleeder brake nipples

Save me time can you post up your part number and i will follow it up for you during the day?
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Default Re: Speed Bleeder brake nipples

Ah, good thinking Matt.
Part number is SB1010S.
Now I've just realized that this is the same part number from Speed Bleeders themselves, so it appears that they make them for Goodridge to supply as their own.
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Ah, good thinking Matt.
Part number is SB1010S.
Now I've just realized that this is the same part number from Speed Bleeders themselves, so it appears that they make them for Goodridge to supply as their own.
OK i had 5 minutes and looked up the part number in my goodridge book and it is a different number but they are listed as speed bleeders and they are 10mm x 1mm metric thread like we need. The only measurement we don't have is the length
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$3.20 each i am told and available
Whoa!!! I would love to be able to buy these things in Australia!

I tried finding these in Australia last year and failed miserably. I rang Rocket Industries (ie Goodridge distributor) and the guy I spoke to said that although the part number exists on their system, they had never actually imported them. I rang a bunch of brake parts places and although everyone had heard of them, no-one had ever seen them available for sale.

I ended up buying some from www.jegs.com along with some brake pads and other parts. Frustrating.

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OK i had 5 minutes and looked up the part number in my goodridge book and it is a different number but they are listed as speed bleeders and they are 10mm x 1mm metric thread like we need. The only measurement we don't have is the length
The Goodridge part number is RU639630, which is the same item as SB1010S. Same thing, just a different part number.

I have bought these from the US, and use the same ones both on standard Falcon callipers and my current Brembo callipers. Apparently, Commodore also uses the same ones as well. So, whether itís standard Falcon, standard Commodore or Brembo, itís the same speed bleeder brake nipple.

I haven't tried the RU639630/SB1010S on a Commodore yet, but have used them myself on various standard Falcon front and rear calipers (including the PBR 325mm C5 calipers), as well as front and rear Brembo calipers. I bought a bunch of them last year, and would like to get a few more. I can officially confirm that the same model speed bleeder (ie RU639630/SB1010S) works on all of these calipers without any problems at all.

For anyone who buys speed bleeders, make sure that you also get an 11mm spanner for them. They are not the 10mm head that other brake nipples have.

Photos and measurements are here: http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11333453

They appear in this catalogue: http://www.rocketind.com.au/pdf/cata...section_13.pdf (Search for RU639630)

Having used these on two taxis (mine and girlfriend's) over the last year and a bit, I will be using them forever. They make it so easy to bleed or flush brake fluid.

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I want to ask you about Speed Bleeders. I'm thinking of installing them on all my calipers to make bleeding a simple one-man job.

Any good?

Also, what size are the nipples in the Brembos and PBR 1-spot calipers please if you know this?
Get some. Once you've used them once you'll be hooked for life. They make a crap job stupidly easy.

- Jack up car.
- Remove wheel.
- Put tube on end of speed bleeder.
- Loosen speed bleeder.
- Go and pump brake pedal a bunch of times.
- Tighten speed bleeder.
- Remove tube and re-fit wheel.
- Repeat for each corner.

You can bleed/flush brakes on your own. In your front yard. With these, there is no excuse for crap brake fluid anymore. No need for a workshop. No need for specialised equipment. Just a few common hand tools.

As mentioned above, the same bleeder will work in any Falcon/Commodore/Brembo caliper.

I still can't figure out why these things are so unheard of. They should have been standard on cars decades ago.
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Sorry to dig up a really old thread but I bought the RU639630 and they don't fit on my BA. Pretty sure they're stock calipers but they're in the shop at the moment so can't confirm.
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Sorry to dig up a really old thread but I bought the RU639630 and they don't fit on my BA. Pretty sure they're stock calipers but they're in the shop at the moment so can't confirm.
I found that the SB1010S/639630 fitted everything except for the PBR 328mm rear caliper, which takes a longer version of the SB1010S/639630 (ie SB1010 - without the S at the end). The Russel number for a SB1010 is 639560.

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http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthr...92#post5295692

I love speed bleeders. They are a brake nipple with a small internal valve that allows fluid to flow out but nothing to flow back in again. This makes bleeding brakes a one person task - loosen the nipple, go and pump the brake pedal and then tighten the speed bleeder nipple.

I have not been able to find speed bleeders in Australia so I get them from the US via mail order. The standard Falcon calipers and Brembo calipers all take a SB1010S, which is also sold by Russell Industries as 639630. I keep some of these as spares at home. However, it turns out that the rear PBR calipers on the Tornado ute use a longer nipple, the SB1010 (sold by Russell Industries as 639560). I donít keep spares of these, so had to wait until an order from the US arrived before I could fit the speed bleeders to the calipers and flush the fluid.

On the left is the SB1010S/639630. In the middle is the standard nipple from the rear PBR caliper. On the right is the SB1010/639560.

http://www.speedbleeder.com

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I bought mine here http://www.mscn.com.au/index.php?rou...roduct_id=1443
Has one product number and then a tag with a different number down the bottom.
I stripped the factory nipple trying to undo so took it to mechanics to get off and replace for me. They rang and they bottom out before undoing. I'll find out more in a couple days.
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I stripped the factory nipple trying to undo so took it to mechanics to get off and replace for me. They rang and they bottom out before undoing. I'll find out more in a couple days.
Whenever removing a brake nipple for the first time use a 6-sided socket.
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Wow Phildo welcome back.
Haven't seen you post on here in the LONG time.
I sneak in quietly from time to time.

Sold the blue ute back in March (ie the 2006 Tornado).

Still got the 2007 green Tornado. Finally got the damn thing licenced a few years ago (ie emissions test and engineer's report).

Bought another 2007 green Tornado (ie in better condition) and will be selling the other green Tornado soon.

Been bloody broke the last few years (ie RIP taxi industry) but been tinkering with Toyota hybrids the last couple of years.

I alternate between wasting exorbitant amounts of petrol in the Tornado and rebuilding Toyota hybrid batteries to get cars to run at 5 to 6L/100km.

Besides rebuilding Toyota hybrid batteries regularly, I'm also exceptionally good at stripping apart the interior of a Prius, cleaning it all with a pressure washer and making it all look like brand new inside. As well as making 800,000km ex-taxi Camry hybrids look like they left the factory yesterday.

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