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For the nipple that goes into the caliper, how tight do I want to make it?

Is it as simple as thread it on by hand, give it a complete turn with the wrench, then align the tip to where I want it to be. Or do I really want to crank on it and make ceratin it's in there?
 

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I would expect the brake line valve. The bleeder valve on the Wilwood's is preinstalled. I have the same question about installing the brake line fitting. Thanks for asking EFN.
 

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For some reason, Wilwood uses a pipe thread on the brake line port. I used some hydraulic line sealant I got at my local speed shop, that looks a lot like liquid Teflon, and hand tightened them. No leaks so far. John
 

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They don't need to be as tight as you think they do. I put mine in hand tight, and then gave them 1 1/2 - 2 turns with a wrench until they pointed in the right direction. So far, no leaks.
 

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I would expect the brake line valve. The bleeder valve on the Wilwood's is preinstalled. I have the same question about installing the brake line fitting. Thanks for asking EFN.

What I ended up doing was threading on by hand, then turning with 3/16'' wrench until I didn't feel that I could make 1 complete turn. Then adjusted the nipple and left it as is.

Unfortunately, thanks to my experimentations, I rounded the hex nut slightly on one of the nipples, so if I ever need to adjust/remove it, I'm probably going to need a whole lot of alchol, vice grips, and swearing =)
 

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Ahhhh...alcohol, vise grips, and swearing. The things that dreams are made of. :)
 
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