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Old July 12th, 2015, 09:23 AM
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Cooked my brakes

In the process of pulling one my front shock towers I inadvertently cooked a brake line freeing up a nut. I finished buttoning things up and when I backed out of my garage there was no brake pressure.

I'm thinking I'm going to crawl over to a shop around the corner and have them drain the system, but is there a chance I damaged anything? The brake line was pretty lit up, should it be replaced? In hindsight I should have used a shield.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 09:33 AM
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Put in a new line and flush the system.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 09:46 AM
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You probably just annealed it. However since your life depends on your brakes I would do as John recommends and replace it. They are cheap.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 09:55 AM
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What kind of brake line? Teflon/Ss, copper alloy?
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Old July 12th, 2015, 10:00 AM
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They should be easy to get a replacement made just check that there isn't a special flare on the ends.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 10:02 AM
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if you are talking about the hard line that passes behind the shock tower you likely boiled the fluid. My guess would be bleeding the brakes would cure the issue.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 10:14 AM
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Aye the hard line, not the flexible hose. Thanks all, I'll see if the shop can make up a replacement or order one.
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