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brake line replacement How tough?

 
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:27 PM
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I see black brake lines at the auto parts store, labeled "Metric" Are these the ones you're talking about or would one have to get lines from a Toy/Honda dealer?

Definitely something I am going to do next time as I have a double flare kit, etc. I have an 86 Toyota that's been parked over dirt for years and the brake lines (and fuel lines) are just about the only things solid left on that thing. Another Toyota is a daily driver and same thing, nary a brake or fuel line issue to be had. I did the lines on my 91 F 150 last summer and using those coated lines never occurred to me. Duhh
 
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This might go without saying, but if you need to buy flare nut wrenches, buy good quality ones. Offshore and even cheap domestic flarenut wrenches seem to do more harm than good. Virtually none of my tools are Snap-On, but I'd recommend stepping up to the post for flarenut wrenches.

Also, same for flare kits. I would not buy a cheapie flare kit as they really don't seem to work well. That being said, if you've never made a double flare before, now might not be the best time to learn. You're dealing with brakes, and it's kind of a safety issue if you don't get the flares right. One of the guys suggested purchasing pre-made brake lines, and I'd really recommend going this way. You won't have to worry about the flares or buying an expensive flare kit so it will just be a matter of replacing the line, bleading the brakes, and away you go. Also, IMHO, iId avoid using head on these fittings.
 
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Thanks for the advice - this site is great - except for the occasional little "squabbles" you have to read through. Some people need to quit taking things so personal. This is an open formum - you put your idea out there, someone has an issue with that so they respond. Why go back and rebute it? Ultimately it's up to the reader to decide if you're advice is "GOLD" or not... LET'S ALL GET ALONG EVERYBODY!

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what brought that statement on?
 
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I think that was in reference to your statment on not putting a torch to very flammable brake fluid...IMHO....

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what brought that statement on?
 
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still do not see any connection.
 
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if ya use heat use it sparingly-I've used heat before -but as gl2 said the fuel lines are sometimes close-the kroil is a good product for rusted stuff-one of the best I've used-and line wrenches are a good idea-if the fail try old faithful-vise grips! using the 6 point sockets are a great idea-once you break the line-
 
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:57 PM
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yep, that was in reference to the squabble back and forth and back and forth - but it's all good - I appreciate the advice regardless... I get to replace my entire system just about, cause my 88's been sitting for 6 years...fun for me
 
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for the record, that was a discussion.
 
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I like pb blaster better
 
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Brake lines

I just replaced all of the brake lines on my 1995 f-150 4X4, master cylinder to allfour wheels. I bought all new prebent lines from a compaany called Inline Tube. All of the lines cost me around $150. They went on like a charm. I will never bend lines again. I was able to pick the lines up at there plant. They do ship.
If you have one line break get ready for another one. Replace all of them now along with all rubber hoses.
 
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Soooooo...how about the use of compression fittings on brake lines?
 
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Soooooo...how about the use of compression fittings on brake lines?
Do you mean the slip-on copper ferrules? Because the fittings used on steel brake lines ARE compression fittings. You tighten up the fitting and the formed end of the tube is compressed against the mating half in the device that the line is connected to. I always laugh when I see people using teflon tape or thread sealant on these types of fittings, as it shows that they really don't know how they work.
 
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yes, I was referring to the connectors that utilize the slip on nut then the ferrule, then screw the 2 together. once when I was buying brake lines, brake fluid, and the fittings, they wouldn't sell the fittings to me...said that the pressure was too great and wouldn't take it. So I bought them somewhere else and never had a problem with that brake line again.
 
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Originally Posted by stresssolutions View Post
yes, I was referring to the connectors that utilize the slip on nut then the ferrule, then screw the 2 together. once when I was buying brake lines, brake fluid, and the fittings, they wouldn't sell the fittings to me...said that the pressure was too great and wouldn't take it. So I bought them somewhere else and never had a problem with that brake line again.
Did you do this to facilitate a splice connection in the middle of your hard lines? Most brake system components typically have connections designed for the double-flare type of compression fittings built into them.
 

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