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    Saint Caliper Bleeder Screws Seeping Fluid

    I have had a set of 2010 Saint Brakes on my DH bike for 3 months now. My rear brake caliper started seeping fluid around the bleeder screw three weeks ago. I wiped it off and after every day of riding it would collect dust around the bleeder screw where mineral oil had slowly seeped out. It is not dripping or anything, it is a very light seep. I took the rear caliper bleeder screw out and carefully cleaned the bleeder screw and the bleeder screw hole. Next ride it still seeped. After a hard weekend of DH riding this weekend my front caliper started seeping the same way around the bleeder screw. Has anyone else had this issue and found a fix?

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    If your not experiencing braking problems like sponginess from sucking air dont worry.
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    If there is an o-ring, check to make sure it is not twisted or torn.

    You can wrap a layer of teflon tape around the threads to prevent leakage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    If there is an o-ring, check to make sure it is not twisted or torn.

    You can wrap a layer of teflon tape around the threads to prevent leakage.
    Sounds like seepage which is not uncommon with fluids.
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    Thanks for the input everyone. The o-rings are in great condition. I am concerned the fluid might be seeping past the taper on the bottom of the screw and up the middle. I will try the teflon tape and see if that helps.

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