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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Hey guys,

Well as the title says and the pictures show, the brake lines under the hood are very rusty. Oddly enough, the brake lines running below the car are fine and have very little rust. I'm not sure why this is, but both my car and my brothers have very rusty brake lines under the hood...

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I did some searching on rock auto and seems as if they don't sell pre-bent brake lines..is this correct? IF so, how difficult are they to bend? If I buy brake lines, do they come already flared with the nuts and everything already installed?

I would like to get lines that won't rust like these did, so does anyone suggest a particular type or brand?

I also assume this would cause most of the brake fluid to exit the system, so is there a proper way to "flush" the brake system?

Thanks for any input guys!

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I re-did all of my brake line on my 95 in Cunifer. It's a copper/nickle alloy that is DOT approved, will outlast your car, can easily be bent by hand, and is easier to flare.

I was able to catch a deal on Amazon to where the price of the line was very similar to teflon coated or galvanized steel line.

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How did you go about flaring the line and installing the nuts??

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That doesn't look bad to me at all. I'd just leave them alone.

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harofreak00 wrote:
That doesn't look bad to me at all. I'd just leave them alone.


I agree. If you are really worried about it, paint them with POR15, but yea that don't look like anything at all to be worried about.

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Agreed with above about them not looking real bad.

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How did you go about flaring the line and installing the nuts??


I'm not sure on your car but my car had bubble flares through out.

I was able to get a good deal on a Kent-Moore J-45405 flaring kit and it made life very easy.

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I would pop them out of the holders, scuff them with some scotch-brite pads and POR them if anything. It is NOT worth your time and hassle to try and replace them. That is just surface rust...

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Sounds like I won't be worrying about them right now. I was just thinking I would jump on it early since my previous cars, both 15+ years old, had leaky brake lines. Maybe I'm just a bit paranoid..haha

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