Suspension, Steering and Brakes Bleed Nipple Nut Size?

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2007-2015)' started by iwaters, Wednesday 6th Feb, 2013.

  1. iwaters Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I have a Jazz with a fair bit of corrosion (spent its early years parked next to the Bristol channel). The bleed nipples are seized. I want to pop to Halfrauds at lunch to get a flared spanner but I stupidly forgot to check what size the nut is and its my wifes car and I am at work miles away.

    Does anyone happen to know what size it is? Jazz is a 08 plate 1.4 if that makes any difference.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    IIRC correctly they 10mm from the fronts and 8mm for the rear , it been a year since I last worked on them.

    Wait for someone to confirm
     
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  3. iwaters Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks. Typical. Halfrauds do a 9 x 11mm and a 10 x 12mm flare spanner. Fronts are worse and what I need to get undone to push the pistons back for new pads so will go for a 10mm - unless someone says otherwise.

    On the subject of pads & disks, is it best to go for Honda OEM stuff, seem quite expensive compare to the Pagid stuff at ECP.
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Why don't you get deep socket set they are much better than spanners , these bleed nipples are made of soft tensile steel and can shear off if too much force applied very easily. make sure you soak them before you have a go.. well you would know that :Wink:

    With a deep socket you will get a even force and less chances of bending them. as for disc I had bargain and half when i did this DIY from Holdcroft honda http://hondakarma.com/threads/768/

    The price will knock an aftermarket option off and free delivery to your door step next day= no contest !
     
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  5. iwaters Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks, think have some deep sockets anyway. Got my trusty Plus Gas so will be giving a couple of soaks in the days before attempting them again. Your link there says you got the parts at AOC club rates, is there a code or do I just mention the site?
     
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    Just ring them tell them you are from here they may want your username .
     
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