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Offline Byork

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Brake lines
« on: June 29, 2014, 13:34:10 PM »
Hi all, is there any thing on that shows you how to do your brake lines ? Doing front disc and pads and found the one that shows you how to do it which was very helpfull better than Haynes ...well done

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Re: Brake lines
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 13:55:41 PM »
Brake, steering and suspension are parts where if you don't know how to do them then you should either work with someone that does know, or get someone else do to the work.

Do you really want to risk driving it with a bodged job?

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Re: Brake lines
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 18:20:23 PM »
Brake lines are pretty easy, it's all about having the confidence to bend them when fitting (following the shape of the old ones is easy enough) & also having a flaring tool to shape the ends.

Mine have just been replaced (perfect time while the engine is out) from the master cylinder to the ABS unit & then to all 4 corners. Two rolls of 25' & there's probably about 4' left lol!
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Re: Brake lines
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 21:28:03 PM »
It's not bending of the pipe that worries me really,first I've got to do from flexi to calliper and don't want to snap the bolt on calliper or round them of as they seem very soft .

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Re: Brake lines
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 10:39:05 AM »
Give them a good soak in penetrating fluid first & leave them a while. If they're that gone then there's a chance they'll snap anyway but with a good soak first at least they'll have a fighting chance of survival.
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