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    Hayes Mags caliper bleed nozzle - tightening

    Does the bleed nozzle on the Hayes Mags caliper tighten to a dead stop? After I bled my brakes, I tightened the nozzle but couldn't tell if I'd turned it enough. If it tightens to a dead stop, then clearly I've not tightened it enough, but if it doesn't, I'd hate to overtighten it and possibly wreck whatever seals or delicate parts that are in it.

    Any advice and/or help? Thanks in advance.

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    Yeah, it should come to a dead stop. I think it's only like a 6mm wrench, obviously you do not want to crank it down, but you should feel it bottom out and stop.

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    As mentioned, tighten until snug. Do not overtorque it.

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    A bit confused now - bottoming out and stopping is a bit different from tightening 'til snug. With the former, I tighten it 'til it doesn't move anymore - no guesswork, just tighten 'til I can't. Tighten 'til snug tells me that I shouldn't overtighten (which something that can't be done if it bottoms out and stops).

    Sorry if I'm being thick here, but which is it?

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    You can still overtighten even after it bottoms out. At that point, you'll start stripping out the threads.

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