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Old 01-19-2005, 07:00 PM   #11
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My fuel lines are in pretty good shape...had one repaired as it was weeping and it finally got a pin hole.....brake lines look REAL questionable......so I am just going to get em all replaced to save myself a headache
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If by saying "all" you are including the front lines as well, you are in for a BIG job. I replaced the rear lines starting from roughly the B pillar all the way back to the rear wheels. Even with the whole rear end elevated, it wasn't too easy to bend the lines. I do think a lift would have made this substantially easier though. But when it comes to the front lines, it would be quite a magic trick to bend the lines around all of the obstructions under the hood. No one sells pre-bent lines, taking them from a used [junker] car is definately not a good option, and it'* rather difficult if not impossible to free form new lines to duplicate the bends when the old lines are removed from the vehicle.

I would have the front lines throughly inspected but would not replace them if it is not necessary.
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thanx randmand....I think mine are just the rear lines hopefully but I will have the front lines checked..thanks for the tip
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make sure you double flare them because a single flare isnt dot approved
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thanks...Im gonna have a garage do it....its the middle of winter here....plus I dont have a garage nor a hoist....and I cant afford to have my car down for very long....
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