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 Post subject: Brake Lines
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:29 pm 
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The OS-Front copper brake line on the Sei has corroded between where it exits engine bay at the wheel arch and the flexi pipe.
Looking at it, this particular pipe takes a torturous route round the engine bay so looks an utter PITA to remove in its entirety.
Can the pipe be "cut" in the engine bay underneath the expansion tank and have a new section of copper put in its place?
Obviously this will have to be done professionally by somebody who can flare the pipe and install the connectors correctly.
Any other suggestions welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Lines
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:57 pm 
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I have a brake pipe flairing kit, some copper brake pipe and pipe ends from when i made a pipe up for the o/s/f on my Cinquecento a few months ago, I can bring it to Stanford if you wish to borrow it and pick it up at MITCAR later on in the year if your going in exchange for some beer :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Lines
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:11 pm 
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You can use some flaring tools on steel brake lines to patch a piece in, but if they are anything like mine it takes grim determination :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Lines
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:13 am 
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fixitagaintomorrow wrote:
You can use some flaring tools on steel brake lines to patch a piece in, but if they are anything like mine it takes grim determination :lol:

Are the original lines steel then? I guess they are that's why it's corroded.

Lee, I'll definitely take you up on the offer of borrowing the flaring tool and other bits and bobs at Stanford. However, I don't think I'll be attending any other events until the AGM. Depending on how heavy the stuff is I am quite happy to post it back to you once I'm done.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Lines
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:25 am 
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Its not very heavy, shouldnt be anymore than about £5 to post either that of i can combine it with a trip to the sea side at Blackpool to collect it if you want when your finished with it :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Lines
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:18 am 
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old thread i know, but I wanted to add that I replaced mine sei lines on both sides. The tortuous-route one...I just used a different route, was still pretty tricky but nothing compared to what following the original would have been :)

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