how to do a double flare so to start off you will need these tools to do your broken brake lines
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
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
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
now screw the clamp in to the single flare till it gets tight and that should give you your double flare
if it doesnt look like this it means you forgot your fitting so start over as i said i forgot it twice
ps.. i know the pics are **** yell at apple for there camera in there phone
Last edited by tym2pla7; 10-03-2011 at 08:35 PM.
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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.
Its I good thing that there a salvage yards in the south were it never snows.
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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