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Old 03-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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last week on my way home a dog ran out in front of me i slamed my brakes. then felt something funny. the new day i pulled the rear wheels off to find crusty brake lines and one that ruptured. its cold as hell out so i was wandering if anybody had some advice for me so i dont have to be out in the cold too long.
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use a compression fitting - IIRC 3/16"
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Compression fittings should not be used on brake lines. Some parts places won't even sell them to you if you say you'll use it on a brake line. Use either a double flare, or better yet a bubble flare, if you are connecting lines together. It may be easier to just find the nearest connection points, and replace the entire line.
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i was planning on replacing the whole line all the way back. i was going to doit myself but im running out of patients so im just going to take it to the garge my dad works at and have them doit
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