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Old 07-26-2014, 08:16 PM
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Help preventing siezed brake line couplers

I'm tired of every time I do brake work on my truck, the line fittings or bleeder valves are frozen (usually from the PO overtightening but not always). I'm currently starting to replace all the old lines with new stainless ones.

As a result I've started putting a tiny dab of caliper grease on the threads of brake fittings. Is this the worst idea anyone has ever had and it will lead to untold sorrow, or is this a legitimate way to prevent the problem.

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Old 07-26-2014, 08:54 PM
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Use never seize .... dont use stainless fittings! Stainless while being good at preventing corrosion easily gauls and might as well be rusted solid.
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"Never seize" or "anti seize" compound on the threads of the bleeder valve will work wonders (remove it completely and coat all the threads) and that rubber cap on over the end will keep road grim from building up.

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Or after you get them broke loose the first and get the brake bleed done. Just dab some grease on the whole thing. It works great like putting a dab of grease on the battery cable ends to keep the corrosion from building up.
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Every bolt i pull off anything i work on either gets never seize or loctite. It saves ridiculous amounts of time and effort later on if you live anywhere that sees salt. On brake line what i do is pull back the fitting and put neverseize on the tube under the nut as well as on the threads.
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Agree the grease or antisieze helps. A comment on stainless... it is hard to seal and hard to repair. Lubing the fittings and tighten-loosen-tighten helps the sealing. Any flaring requires a really high end tool ($200-$500?) so repair or modification is very difficult. Personally I stick with mild steel.
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One of the best purchases you can make is a big bottle of anti-seize.
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