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Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:14:50 AM »
Hello people. :) I'm led to believe brakes are useful and worth getting a pro to do (or at least help with, and certainly best in my case!)

First MOT my advisory was "Corroded brake pipes," last year was "Very corroded brake pipes" and this year was somewhere along the lines of "Fix your brake pipes C**TFACE!" so I've got some time with my mechanic friend and we're doing them.

I know I need brake lines (eBay) and a bendy, flange-making tool (eBay again) but I'm told I'll also need new ends to the pipes themselves. I've had a google, but not sure what to get.

Anyone know part numbers or have links? And is there anything else I'll need besides these ends, pipes and bendy flage-y tool?

Thanks for reading, reps for help. :)
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 12:33:52 PM »
Make sure you get copper/nickle pipe, its a b*stard to bent but is what you should use, copper pipe can work harden with vibration and crack.

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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 14:10:33 PM »
I bought a box of 50 ends, PM me your details and how many ends you need and i'll post them to you
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 15:03:48 PM »
I bought a box of 50 ends, PM me your details and how many ends you need and i'll post them to you

Oohh sweet. Cheers.  :D How much do you need for each end?

Anyone know how many I'll need? I'm guessing 2 x 4 wheels = 8 ends but not sure. Planning on doing the LOT.
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 15:54:37 PM »
Oohh sweet. Cheers.  :D How much do you need for each end?

Anyone know how many I'll need? I'm guessing 2 x 4 wheels = 8 ends but not sure. Planning on doing the LOT.

Rears go something like this

ABS unit -> Pipe under the car -> Rubber flex -> Pipe along trailing arm -> Yo momma -> Caliper
NURBURGRING CHALLENGE :-D

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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 17:43:40 PM »
Rears go something like this

ABS unit -> Pipe under the car -> Rubber flex -> Pipe along trailing arm -> Yo momma -> Caliper

Cheers BK.  :) So I need an 'end' for the ABS unit and another 'end' for the rubber flex bit or no?

And just to get it in - "Yo momma so fat she needs TWO pipe ends." :)

(Everybody posting advice must now also post a 'yo mamma' joke.)
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 23:31:55 PM »
No cash required, just postage will do
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 10:50:38 AM »
Cheers BK.  :) So I need an 'end' for the ABS unit and another 'end' for the rubber flex bit or no?

And just to get it in - "Yo momma so fat she needs TWO pipe ends." :)

(Everybody posting advice must now also post a 'yo mamma' joke.)

If you look at your ABS unit the brake pipes are flared, with a union that slides down to their ends and screws into the ABS unit.

Then before the trailing arms they have another screw-on union with a male thread (if I remember rightly) that screws into the female thread of the flexi (you should get braided lines here! Cheap and cool).

Then a male thread to go into the rear caliper. Maybe.

And yo momma loves being screwed at both ends by male parts!
NURBURGRING CHALLENGE :-D

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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 10:56:09 AM »
No cash required, just postage will do

You're a true gent! Will give you a bit of cash on top though, only fair. Very very grateful. :)

If you look at your ABS unit the brake pipes are flared, with a union that slides down to their ends and screws into the ABS unit.

Then before the trailing arms they have another screw-on union with a male thread (if I remember rightly) that screws into the female thread of the flexi (you should get braided lines here! Cheap and cool).

Then a male thread to go into the rear caliper. Maybe.

And yo momma loves being screwed at both ends by male parts!

Ah nice. Ok, will run that past my mechanic mate when I see him later, then I'll PM that lovely Mr Gorfinkle back. :)

Yo mamma loves braided hoes.  ;)
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 17:46:04 PM »
Got a jiffy bag of 10 ends ready to post to you.  That should keep you happy for awhile  ;D
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 09:22:21 AM »
Got a jiffy bag of 10 ends ready to post to you.  That should keep you happy for awhile  ;D

These arrived the other day and I forgot to post! Thanks, PayPal should have arrived a day after you mailed them. What a gent! :)

Gorfinkle's mamma is exempt from jokes.
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 18:47:33 PM »
No problems mate, only happy to help, and thanks for the PayPal payment.
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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 23:08:18 PM »
I have a flairing tool your are welcome to use.

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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2014, 23:11:27 PM »
Fronts are easy to change, rears a little more involved. If you are keeping the valves inline then you may need more Union/ends. If you are going from the abs unit you will need different size joiners/ unions, it is possible to reuse them.

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Re: Brake Line Replacement Bits Needed
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »
Cheers rong! I got my mechanic friend to do the brakes in the end, as bits had seized here and there and the pipes were very very stuck into the ABS unit itself. Bought myself a nice Draper pipe flaring tool for the job, but cheers for that too! :)
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