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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Hard Brake line leak

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I have a small hole in the rear hard brake line right next to the axle. I would like to fix it myself if possible. Can I just cut out the bad section and put in a new section without having to replace the entire thing? If so what is involved? Can I use a dremmel to remove bad section? Thanks!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Just buy a new brake pipe. They are not expensive at all. I would do both on the rear axle as the other one is probably not too far behind the first in rusting out. If the MC has not drained, you can clamp off the flex line (use a proper brake clamp or something soft as not to damage the rubber) and only have to bleed the brakes on the rear axle.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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A pair of needle nose Vice Grips with a piece of small black pipe slipped over each jaw works great for clamping off flexible brake & clutch lines.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:41 AM
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is there a good source for new pre-bent rear axle hard lines? I typically only see them as part of a kit
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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I got pre bent rear axle lines from RN but that was about 10 or 11 years ago. That said, the rear axle lines are among the easiest to bend up and get looking pretty good.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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I tore one off and got a pair from RDS, seems like he wasn't going to carry them anymore. Roversnorth had them backordered and were stupid expensive. It might be worth calling around but making your own is probably the way to go.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:14 AM
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I just took the line in to a hydraulic shop and they made me an exact reproduction with the same fittings on the ends. Probably a lot cheaper also than a genuine hard line. I picked it up the next day. No issues whatsoever.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Was that here in Denver Jeff? if so can you tell me the name of the shop.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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The shop is actually in North Boulder. It was recommended to me by Davis. It's called Eurasian Motors.

http://eurasianautoco.com/services/

They rebuilt my oil cooler lines in stainless hose also. Excellent work.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:13 PM
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Does anyone know the size/thread of the fittings that go into both the calipers and the junction block? Also, know if these are 1/8" or 3/16" lines?
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Old May 15th, 2011, 10:51 PM
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I took the hard line to a local shop and they verified the fittings were M10x1.0...the bleeder screw is the same size
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