Replace to break oil lines


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Gdgiò
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Replace to break oil lines

Postby Gdgiò » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:20 pm



Hallo far friends
i managed to start my winter project aiming to fulfil several tasks and one is to replace the break oil lines to improve the break performance.
Removing the front line is very easy and handy but the rear/front combined gives me some issues.
It seems that the combined front/rear line has got a mix of rubber line and rigid (probably cupper) lines.
reaching the joint in the pictures ,seems to be unhandy. the only way I found is removing the fresh air tunnel in the pictures .It is really so? How do i remove it? Is this screw the one to be relosen to release the tunnel?

This is the joint i am talking about


Here is the joint behind the frame


the tunnel i would like to remove


Is this screw the only one to be removed to release the tunnel?


Any suggestions is welcome..thanks



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Re: Replace to break oil lines

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:47 am

That brake fitting is a well-known nightmare to access.

Removing the air tunnel does make it much easier. Then remove the bolt holding the bracket to the frame. You can then bend the hard line down to give you access to the fitting, so that you can get a wrench on it and loosen it.

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Re: Replace to break oil lines

Postby Gdgiò » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:28 pm

Thanks ! I managd to remove the joint .
A more tip...
the rear break line, is also a mix of soft and hard pipes and the 2 rubber pipes are pretty short (so a limited lenght available for expansion under pressure).
Do you suggest to replace also those by a new aeronautic line? or just replacing the long front line is enough to a satisfactory level?

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Re: Replace to break oil lines

Postby wingman12 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:10 pm

Thanks for the post, I am planning to replace the brake lines this winter and this information is just what I needed to avoid throwing a wrench thru the garage door in frustration. ;) ;)

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Re: Replace to break oil lines

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:10 pm

Thanks for the post, I am planning to replace the brake lines this winter and this information is just what I needed to avoid throwing a wrench thru the garage door in frustration.

Wingman12,
I haven't done this project myself. But, from what I've read, you may want to have a spare garage door handy, just in case.
:lol:

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Re: Replace to break oil lines

Postby wingman12 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:32 pm

from what I have read, I have already ordered a replacement garage door and spare knuckles. :lol: :lol:




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