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Old 05-01-2012, 12:34 AM
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Break line blowout between fuel tank and frame

Driving to work this morning I noticed that the brake pedal felt slightly spongy. Then while going to meet a forklift to have a 1400# Powermatic planer loaded in the bed, my brake light came on.

The rig is in town right now, parked with a massive Powermatic planer in the back. Dang, I hope it does not rain.

The leak appears to be coming from the brake line between the frame and the fuel tank. I was not able to get a light in to see exactly what the leak is. Does anyone have any experience with leaks at this location?
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:15 AM
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The brake line back there does go from a rigid line to a flex line at the axle. It that where you are leaking? It is behind the fuel tank though!

Hmmmmm 1400# planer, I could find a use for that in my shop!
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:24 AM
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Negative- the leak is between the tank and frame. Someone mentioned that this is a common place for a leak but didn't elaborate why. I was hoping someone might know...is it just a straight shot of SS tubing at that location?

Yeah- the planer is a cherry (and a real beast). A Powermatic 180.
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Brake line rusted through.
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Brake line rusted through.
yep the line is rusted through.....common area on these super duty's....
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Happened towith approaching a stop sign with a ton of pellets in the bed. I was told it is really common as a lot of dirt, sand and salt get up in there over time and rust the line.
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Stupid phone, it happened to me. LOL!
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yep it happenned to me after a panic stop. the line busted right at the fuel tank from rusting. i replaced the entire line from the front to the rear with 3 pieces and bent them to match factory, it has been about a year and no other problems since. there are many threads about this topic.
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Common on most pick-ups.
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Yeah, I had a shop do it for me. It was at a clip where mud/junk/crap got impacted and held moisture...
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Yup, that is more common than air when you live where it snows.

HUGE safety problem that I wish the government would step in and MAKE every vehicle manufacturer use stainless from the factory for brake and fuel lines.
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It probably happened here, near the cross member and the clips that hold the brake and fuel lines.

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