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Old 02-10-2019, 05:30 AM
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So rebuilt and installed my calipers, new master cylinder and one of the brake lines has a hole in it I want to use a compression fitting. Suggestions? This line runs from the MC to the rear of the car .

I just got a look at the FSM. It looks like the line runs to brass distribution block just over the drivers side wheel. I doubt if I can get a line long enough to replace the original in one sho. But, could I use a brass block.

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Old 02-10-2019, 09:57 AM
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You can repair the line in any amount of segments and unions you like to get it in, as long as you use the correct flares for the fittings you have. You CANNOT use a compression fitting on brakes.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:51 AM
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Typical rule of thumb, if a brake line has one hole in it, it has another. At least this is what I have found out.

Yes you can splice in a patch. Ensure you create good flares. The new cupro-nickle type line can be bought in small rolls.

Use this as a Google search cupro nickel brake line and spend some quality time with Google.

I see you are on Guam. I see there is a NAPA there. My local NAPA carries rolls of tubing such as a 25 ft length.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:13 PM
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drcook,

This is great information thank you. I bought tubing at NAPA and they did not even mention the roll of tubing. I will ask them. Thank you again.

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Originally Posted by drcook View Post
Ensure you create good flares.
You should really use 37 degree double flares on brake lines! The fittings are military grade AN-3 for 3/16" diameter tubing. Compression fitting are a disaster in the making! Standard 45 degree single flares are pretty weak for something you are trusting with your life! The factory flares are "bubble" flares, but the correct fitting are hard to find! Be sure not to mix flare types.

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NAPA actually sells a pretty good set for creating good flares. It isn't cheap though. It has the adapters for making bubble flares.

If I could roll back time, I would have bought one of these and just made the lines for both trucks, then I would have had it. I didn't know about Eastwood at the time. Now we have an Eastwood store about 35/40 minutes from the house.

https://www.eastwood.com/professiona...kaAupOEALw_wcB

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This is the tool I use, personally I think it's better than that Eastwood one. Has paid for itself 10 times over if you do a lot a brake work, or need to make custom stuff You can get it without the bubble flairs for cheaper.

https://www.mastercool.com/product/7...ring-tool-set/
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