The brake line burst on the 1999 Bravada- in the spot right above the gas tank. Same exact spot it burst in my 1991 Chevy K2500. The reason they rot/burst at that location is salt gets up there- but has no way to be washed out unless one makes a real special effort. I wish GM would treat this area with a special coating. The 1999 Bravada only has 77k miles and is garage kept- kind of early for a burst.
Took out the old brake line after 4 hours of work. Hopefully the fuel lines that share the same rail and are also showing signs of corrosion were not damages when I carefully pulled the old line. It measured 115" long with quite a few little bends and two 90 degree bends. Had to cut in half to remove it.
I am not fluent with flaring pipe, so I bought 3 pre made brake lines totally 115" in length. Also bought a $50 brake line bender from Sears. SPent 4 hours and can not get the bends to go the proper way without risking kinking the pipe.
Looked for pre made line, especially from inlinetube.com , where I bought the pre-made k2500 replacement lines in 2004. They do not make the Bravada/ Blazer line.
Found this company with a line they claim is corrosion free bendable line. Looks interesting- but wonder why no other company sells anything like it. Would appreciate any comments:
2001 Bonneville SSEi, 219,000 miles.
Whats in my driveway:
1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.