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need help with brake lines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big dan, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    hey, i'm kinda new to posting but i've been on the site for a while.
    My question is about the brake lines coming from the master cylinder. one of mine has a hole in it and i need to replace it and i need to know if the lines need to have that spiral coil thing like from the factory or can i replace it with a straight line that i bend myself.

    thanks
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    You need the coil, it acts like a spring to keep you from tearing break lines apart when the body and frame flex
     
  3. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    dang, i didn't think about that. is there any way to make a good replacement or somewhere i can find a cheap replacement. the only ones i can find is a complete set from lmc for $110 and i can't afford that right now.
     
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    Try www.inlinetube.com they may sell them by them self. I bought a whole brake line set from them, great quality.
     
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    junk yard, as far as i know they are fairly easy to find :D
     
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    Auto Zone,etc...

    You can buy pre-flared lines at any parts store--up to 5' long,for less than 10 bucks!..all you have to do is wind it around a peice of pipe or a log to make the "spring" in it!...install it,bleed the brakes--DONE! :laugh: ...you might need a brass adapter fitting--sometimes the master cylinder has bigger or smaller threads than the fittings the brake line comes with..they usually are not hard to find-you might already have one on it already--in that case,just re-use it!... :crazy:

    I have to replace my tranny and brake lines about once every year or two--the aftermarket ones dont last long in new england with all the salt they use here..I hate replacing them!... :mad: :crazy:
     
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    hey thanks a bunch guys
     

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