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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 02-09-2008, 10:46 AM   #11
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Those are proportioning valves. You don't want to lose those.
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Can I buy them at autozone or advance???
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did you get, or do you have a double-flare tool?
I don't have a tool for that... I am just going to return the lines I bought and get the right ones, with the correct flare already on it.

as long as I can find a proportioning valve today, I should be all set. I just hope that I can find a dealership parts counter that is open if I can't find them at any parts stores :(
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ypu may find them at a local parts store, but i dont think Zone or the like will have them.
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Yeah, I will check them all out...

autozone, advance, napa, carquest, circle auto, murrys I have them all about ten minutes away
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Well, I got the correct lines now and the new valve.. $45 for the valve alone Dealer item only

Now time to freeze my arse off
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Well.... that was ridiculous...

Cheap brake line turned into proportioning valve...

lines were about $15. Valve was a dealer only item costing $45

I put everything back togather and was good to go. Untill I went to bleed the brakes....
The dang bleeder snapped off, and, of course, the line into the wheel cylinder wouldn't budge for nothing.... New wheel cylinder and little brake line time.

I went and picked up a new cylinder and line, another $15.

All is good now and the car is finally off the jackstands and safe to drive

cost me about $75 to repair a bursted, rusted $15 brake line
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That'* how it works :( This spring, a leaking wheel cylinder on my chevy turned into a brake system replacement from the cab back. I feel for you...working in the cold is no fun. Next time, you need to use a torch on the fittings to break them loose. (or did you?)
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sounds like what I was trying to deal with on my 89.

I had mine fail at a stop sign and almost got broadsided by a tanker.

I replaced my wheel cylinders some time before....so all that needed to be done was lines.

so I paid a place $120 to do them (after the breakdown, the fuel pump, fixing that, then being nearly killed, I wasn't ready to deal with the brake lines and the stupid special flares and metric fittings.)

sounds like you got it all back and good You might want to check the integrity of the lines though. or..did you already replace them?
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cost me about $75 to repair a bursted, rusted $15 brake line
You did better than me. I paid $100 to have a line replaced, and the guy couldn't bleed the brakes all the way because he said the valve was stuck.
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