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Old 08-21-2006, 11:43 AM   #11
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So are you saying if it is brake lines it might be chaper to take it somewhere?
ok if its a line.....then you will need a new section of line, brake fluid, some fittings, a bending tool, and a double flaring tool......espect to spend about $100 on supplies and at least 2 hours on this project.....then you must bleed the brakes and hope you dont have leaks...LOL
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Or...I hear most line fixes are around $50 at a shop.
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But whichever way you decide to go, do it soon.

All go and no stop makes Jack a dead man quick.
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But whichever way you decide to go, do it soon.

All go and no stop makes Jack a dead man quick.
Thats the beauty of it, I am restoring her, so she isn't my daily. But tonight we will have a look see......

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BTW, if you're leaking that much fluid and you don't keep the MC filled up regularly, you may end up having to bench bleed it anyway, sorry to say.

While searching for Bench Bleed info, I found this pretty good brake line bleeding thread:
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Here'* a link to instructions to Bench Bleed the MC:
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BTW, if you're leaking that much fluid and you don't keep the MC filled up regularly, you may end up having to bench bleed it anyway, sorry to say.

While searching for Bench Bleed info, I found this pretty good brake line bleeding thread:
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Here'* a link to instructions to Bench Bleed the MC:
Bench Bleed MC
Thanks for the links........
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Or...I hear most line fixes are around $50 at a shop.
depends if they replace just the section or the whole thing. When a shop replaced the brake line from the front of my car to the Rear wheel (driver side) it came in at about 250
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Or...I hear most line fixes are around $50 at a shop.
depends if they replace just the section or the whole thing. When a shop replaced the brake line from the front of my car to the Rear wheel (driver side) it came in at about 250
This is all great, ok, so I guess i will look and see whats leaking and go from there.....
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Or...I hear most line fixes are around $50 at a shop.
depends if they replace just the section or the whole thing. When a shop replaced the brake line from the front of my car to the Rear wheel (driver side) it came in at about 250
This is all great, ok, so I guess i will look and see whats leaking and go from there.....
You would probably bennifit from just redoing all the lines yourself. The tools and line would be cheaper
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Or...I hear most line fixes are around $50 at a shop.
depends if they replace just the section or the whole thing. When a shop replaced the brake line from the front of my car to the Rear wheel (driver side) it came in at about 250
This is all great, ok, so I guess i will look and see whats leaking and go from there.....
You would probably bennifit from just redoing all the lines yourself. The tools and line would be cheaper
You are probably right, but brake lines are not my fortay, I don't even know where to start.....
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