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Old 01-18-2007, 06:21 PM
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Stainless brake lines

Hi, anyone ever have any problems with stainless lines? I just installed stainless lines and I can't get one fitting to stop weeping. Everything looks clean and tidy. I seem to recall seeing something about aluminium inserts anybody heard about these? Thanks RZ

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Are the stainless not supposed to be flared at a different angle than regular lines?
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Ya I beleive so. I got a complete kit to do the whole car, I only have one fitting that seems to be leaking the rest are OK. I took it apart and there was some crud in the distribution block, cleaned it out and the leak was less severe. Maybe I'll have to try that a gain.
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Are you using a 37 degree flare with AN fittings? If you are not and are using a 45 degree flare that is your problem. 45 degree flare on brakes requires a double flare and stainless cannot be double flared, it will work harden and crack.

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I bought some crows foot wrenches and they allowed me to torque the fittings some more. Seems to have solved the problem. Thanks for the replies.
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