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    my way of fixing broken brake lines

    how to do a double flare so to start off you will need these tools to do your broken brake lines
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    once you have cut your line in a place where it is not rusted place you male fitting on the line if you do not you will have to cut off you flare you just did and redo it , and that is a pain in the ass did it twice today
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    so once your fitting is on the line place the flare bars on the line make sure there is enough line sticking past the tool, you do this by using the shoulder of the adapter disc for the appropriate size of brake line that you have so in my case 3/16 once you have enough sticking out tighten the wing nuts done once you think there tight do it some more because it will move and you flare will **** up
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    now get the clamp and start to screw it in till the adapter disc sits flat on the flare bars that gives you your basic single flare not as good as double
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    now screw the clamp in to the single flare till it gets tight and that should give you your double flare
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    if it doesnt look like this it means you forgot your fitting so start over as i said i forgot it twice
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    Quote Originally Posted by tym2pla7 View Post
    if it doesnt look like this it means you forgot your fitting so start over as i said i forgot it twice
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    Fun times! I just had to make about 9 or ten of those damn flares when I redid my rear brake line from the master back. I ran it through the passenger compartment so I could tie in my bias valve and hydraulic hand brake. I forgot to put the fitting on one of the flares in the worst possible place. Ran the line through one of the bolt holes for the rear seat belts and it just poked out of the floor pan above the gas tank about 5 inches... Talk about fun on a cold garage floor at 2am the morning of an autocross

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    they sell the lines in foot different length's. i always just buy the longest one they have. which is usually 6 foot. run that one. then measure from where that one ends, to where it needs to go. then go back to the store, and buy a 2nd line the length i need. that way i dont need to cut, or flare a single line.

    after doing my own lines and flaring them when i worked at the shop. this is just way easier. no specialty tools. and no leaks ever. WIN!
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    Nice work. I would have never been able to come up with such a method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monoxidechild View Post
    they sell the lines in foot different length's. i always just buy the longest one they have. which is usually 6 foot. run that one. then measure from where that one ends, to where it needs to go. then go back to the store, and buy a 2nd line the length i need. that way i dont need to cut, or flare a single line.

    after doing my own lines and flaring them when i worked at the shop. this is just way easier. no specialty tools. and no leaks ever. WIN!

    +1

    the only time you should bother cutting and flaring is when you need two different style fittings on the same line.. this typically happens with GMs and some Ford trucks..

    plus you should never flare an old line as your risking stress cracks at the flare point which leads to more leaks later on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by monoxidechild View Post
    they sell the lines in foot different length's. i always just buy the longest one they have. which is usually 6 foot. run that one. then measure from where that one ends, to where it needs to go. then go back to the store, and buy a 2nd line the length i need. that way i dont need to cut, or flare a single line.

    after doing my own lines and flaring them when i worked at the shop. this is just way easier. no specialty tools. and no leaks ever. WIN!

    ^^^^ Yea we did my entire protege in like an hour, both rear brake lines from the PV to the calipers

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