E63 brake calliper

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MACC

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Hi all,

I had the car serviced a couple of weeks ago incl. a brake fluid change. The garage snapped off one of the bleed nipples in the process. A bit of a long shot but would anyone have a R/H front calliper, 2014 E63 model laying around they may be looking to sell?

Mark.
 
I would have thought sourcing a replacement should be the responsibility of the garage. I did it once with a M3 whilst working for BMW. The dealership had to replace the whole calliper, and i got a serious dressing down!
 
There’s plenty of places out there who should be able to remove the old nipple, a new caliper should not be necessary. Either a local engineering firm or one of the brake caliper refurb companies out there. I think a specialist should be able to recover the original threads ideally.

This is really common on Porsche cars with alloy Brembo calipers, the steel nipples suffer galvanic corrosion on the threads and corrode into place, causing siezure. I’d recommend replacing the bleed screws (cheap) when replacing the fluid if they look remotely tired. Cheap insurance! :)
 
I would have thought sourcing a replacement should be the responsibility of the garage. I did it once with a M3 whilst working for BMW. The dealership had to replace the whole calliper, and i got a serious dressing down!
I thought about arguing the point but they have already said its just one of those thing, no ones fault as such, although I still wouldn't expect this on a 4 year old 'premium' vehicle.
 
My dealer charged me for a specialist to repair it, having told me that it wasn't shifting.. . This is also DIYable - see Nipple Therapy Kit for detais of a drill, tap/die set.

Regards,
Alex

Thanks, I like the look of that.
 
There’s plenty of places out there who should be able to remove the old nipple, a new caliper should not be necessary. Either a local engineering firm or one of the brake caliper refurb companies out there. I think a specialist should be able to recover the original threads ideally.

This is really common on Porsche cars with alloy Brembo calipers, the steel nipples suffer galvanic corrosion on the threads and corrode into place, causing siezure. I’d recommend replacing the bleed screws (cheap) when replacing the fluid if they look remotely tired. Cheap insurance! :)

There seems to be plenty of places out there, just thought I might try to get another calliper, swop over and then I can repair the other at my leisure whilst keeping the car on the road and sell on the calliper once sorted.
 
Anyone know what size replacement nipple is needed?
 

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