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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 03-04-2007, 08:25 PM   #21
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Does any one know the part numbers for the brakelines? are the bonnes the same as the Buicks? need to find this out asap Thanks
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As stated before, if you don't know how to do this yourself then don't. Depending on the year you might need a double flair tool to get it done. You don't need special lines from a dealer just bend them yourself. You can buy the right size from your local parts store and all the fittings you would need. To get the local Midas or somebody to do if for you will probably run about 200 bucks.
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I don't know if anyone but the dealer would have pre-bent brake lines; but there are several aftermarket places that sell them which you can find with google. I didn't see any on rockauto.com or gmpartsdirect.com.

Honestly I'd check with your mechanic and see what they use. If they saay they only use stainless then I'd let them have at it.

I think the longest section might be 8ft. I replaced mine two years ago and don't quite remember. I bought straight stainless steel lengths and bent and doubleflared them myself. Total cost including the flairing tool was about $125.
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i am not doing this myself i want to buy the parts and have it done at a shop just to make sure i am not being riped off by them for the price of the lines
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My standard brake line speech......
I would strongly recommend that you (or the shop that does the job) check, and quite possibly replace your front hydraulic brake lines as well. These are the rubber brake hoses that go from the steel lines to the calipers in the front. This may save your life in the future.
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i am not doing this myself i want to buy the parts and have it done at a shop just to make sure i am not being riped off by them for the price of the lines
I understand that, thats why I suggested dealer or google. Another issue is if the shop will install 'your parts'. Many won't around me.
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holy crap they want 500$ to do this job there is no way i can afford this! looks like i am going to be bending some lines wow i am in shock
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Buy/borrow a decent line bender and the right length stainless lines with the correct fittings on each end then carefully copy one bend after another, starting at one end and moving carefully toward the other end.

If you have to cut and end for proper fit (likely), make sure you buy/borrow a double flare tool with instructions for it'* proper use.

You CAN do this! It'* just not fun or easy.... at first. Do it carefully and you will get a good safe job, plus the satisfaction of knowing you did it!
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Thats ruff if youve never flared before practice on a few peices of scrap dont bend it all then try and mess up... Ive done that
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well i called around and looks like i can get it done for $200CND think that is still to much or should i do it my self?
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