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Fixed my own brake lines

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    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    It's one of those things I never really fucked with because of all the horror stories you hear about losing all braking power when the flare gets fucked up, but I'd say all in all I did a pretty good job. No leaks at all that I can detect, and I had time today to actually bleed them and it's better than it's ever been as far as braking power. I think when I finally get around to doing the rear driver's side brake line and bleed them at the caliper they'll be top notch.

    As a bonus, I was forced to buy a flaring tool instead of borrowing one from my boss, so I'll never have to worry about it again, just figuring out the correct size fittings if the old ones are fucked, which if you cut the line at the fitting and use a 6 point it's really hard to actually fuck them up.
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    Incognito2u Tuskegee Airman
    If you didn't use a double flaring tool It's going to leak at the flare eventually and may even blow apart.
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    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    I bought this kit a few years ago,paid for itself many times over.
    https://www.amazon.com/S-U-R-Auto-Parts-BR-EZ316-Replacement/dp/B0015DU8O4/ref=pd_sbs_263_t_0/130-3605321-0384826?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0015DU8O4&pd_rd_r=ef75eda7-c514-48c7-85ce-e4fb9dc0b734&pd_rd_w=Kj74o&pd_rd_wg=r1ALp&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=3PKPC32Q82JAP9NHC6EW&psc=1&refRID=3PKPC32Q82JAP9NHC6EW
    Any double flare kit will do with the ez bend line, the stuff is very easy to work with.
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    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by Incognito2u If you didn't use a double flaring tool It's going to leak at the flare eventually and may even blow apart.

    I did use a double flaring tool....



    Originally posted by AngryOnion I bought this kit a few years ago,paid for itself many times over.
    https://www.amazon.com/S-U-R-Auto-Parts-BR-EZ316-Replacement/dp/B0015DU8O4/ref=pd_sbs_263_t_0/130-3605321-0384826?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0015DU8O4&pd_rd_r=ef75eda7-c514-48c7-85ce-e4fb9dc0b734&pd_rd_w=Kj74o&pd_rd_wg=r1ALp&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=3PKPC32Q82JAP9NHC6EW&psc=1&refRID=3PKPC32Q82JAP9NHC6EW
    Any double flare kit will do with the ez bend line, the stuff is very easy to work with.

    I thought about getting a kit like that, and in all reality it would save me tons of money in the long run seeing as 3/16 is the most common size. Ironically though it wouldn't have worked here because these are 6mm (1/4 inchish) lines.
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