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I've owned a Milano now for about a month and have been getting around to taking care of the general maintenance, timing belt, water pump, radiator hoses, thermostat, etc.

I went to replace the rear brake bleed screws with speed bleeders and I just happened to torque too hard and I snapped off the top of the bleed screw. I think the internal valve has stayed put as I see no sign of weeping brake fluid as of the hour ago this occurred. I have never had this occur to me, so does anyone have any suggestions or am I looking at a new caliper to remedy the situation?
 

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Is there enough to get hold of with vice grips?
If not, then perhaps an EZ~out or left handed bit in a reversable drill is in your near future.

Replace the caliper?
No, that would be foolish as the problem can be reconciled without resorting to that.
 

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Is there enough to get hold of with vice grips?
If not, then perhaps an EZ~out or left handed bit in a reversable drill is in your near future.
There is just a tiny remnant sticking out. Here is the piece sticking out, on the right side. Also lovely, is the wonderfully stripped hex of the bleeder on the left side, soaking in PB Blaster, which I'll try to file a couple of flat sides onto.
http://web.mst.edu/~rdnf26/alfa/caliper/brokebleed2.jpg

What broke off:
http://web.mst.edu/~rdnf26/alfa/caliper/brokebleed1.jpg
 

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Is there enough to get hold of with vice grips?
If not, then perhaps an EZ~out or left handed bit in a reversable drill is in your near future.
I sent a reply back about 36 hours ago awaiting moderator approval, presumably because I'm a new member and the post had URL vB code, so I'm trying this again. This is what I am dealing with (along with the awfully stripped screw to the left):
http://web.mst.edu/~rdnf26/alfa/caliper/brokebleed2.jpg

and this is what broke off:
http://web.mst.edu/~rdnf26/alfa/caliper/brokebleed1.jpg

I have a set of Black and Decker screw extractors. Given the hollow bore of the bleed screws, I think I just need to tap the extractor in as essentially the screw is already hollow, thus not needing the "drill out" step. I would think further drilling would likely get particles of the bleeder screw into the brake system, although they'd likely come out after I bleed immediately following the task.
 
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