brake line repair
1 brake line repair on 18th April 2014, 9:12 pm
2 Re: brake line repair on 18th April 2014, 11:25 pm
You can get some copper pipe brake line. What you want to do is cut the rusty bit off... Copy the piece you have cut off in copper. Flare the ends and join it on.. Bleed the system refil and bleed again.
You will need a special tool to flare
3 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 10:21 am
Follow that brake pipe back till you find a point where the brake pipe is clean and solid cut it and join it there some people don't perfer the cut and join method and perfer to fit the complete line but it's perfectly fine to cut and join it and there are no joins in the original brake pipe work.
4 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 11:06 am
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5 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 4:23 pm
6 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 4:36 pm
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7 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 5:29 pm
8 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 6:49 pm
@keastygtir wrote:Join them in front of the rear floor with proper flared ends and you will be ok. i would go for kunifer pipe as its a bit better than copper. Also go to nissan and buy some plastic chasis clips for the pipes as all mine broke getting them out
How much were the clips from nissan? I bought nylon p clips and stainless self trappers in preparation for this job.
How did you get on with flaring the fuel lines in the end? I read about soldering olives onto the end of the kunifer pipes as a swage for the rubber hose, obviously this only applies to brand new unused pipe.
9 Re: brake line repair on 19th April 2014, 7:50 pm
10 Re: brake line repair on 4th November 2018, 9:35 am
Also while unbolting the metal pipe holders from under the floor pan, most of the bolts snapped. Anyone know the best way of getting them out? I was thinking of drilling a hole through the center of snapped bolt and seeing if a could jam a screwdiver in?
11 Re: brake line repair on 4th November 2018, 10:01 am
12 Re: brake line repair on 11th November 2018, 7:37 pm
This weekend i managed to trace the rear brake line which runs from the underside, up the engine bay then along the back of of the inlet manifold to the brake cylinder. So i need the manifold out to remove the pipes right?
Is it easier to remove the manifold by removing the plenum cover first with a cut down allen key or just levering the whole lot out?
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