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Teflon tape on brake bleed nipples?

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If I only crack the nipple, then hardly any fluid comes out, if I crack it more, then fluid seeps out from around the threads. Someone suggested putting a few wraps of yellow teflon tape on the top threads of the bleed nipples. Anyone tried this or have any thoughts/advice?
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On the front brakes, is there enough gravity that when removing the bleeder on the caliper that fluid will all drain out?
A plug in hand is a good idea, but how quickly might the fluid drain out, if it does at all???
if you keep the cap on the reservoir it will prevent more fluid draining than if it were uncapped.
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"It should be noted that a tiny stream of bubbles may be noticed in the hose after all of the air is bled from the lines. This is caused by air seeping around the threads of the loosened bleeder fitting and being drawn back through the fitting by the suction of the pump. Once the air is removed from within the system, these tiny bubbles will in no way jeopardize the bleeding operation, since they are present only at the fitting and do not enter the system. If you wish, you can put grease or Teflon tape around the threads of the fitting to eliminate most of the bubbles." page# 21.https://www.skf.com/binaries/pub299/Images/0901d196809b1436-824323E_MV8500_tcm_299-528299.pdf
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