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Old 09-26-2011, 11:28 PM
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Sad thing is, these are probably being used by him to repair 50 year old brake lines with single pot master cylinders.. Steel compression fittings are not that new, but are only legal for brake line repairs in a few states. There legal in NY, but I wouldn't do it, even if they were cheap enough. CT obviously not 1 of the legal states given the pdf above.

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by outerrealm
They are not specifically illegal.

Yes, they are! Simple as that and you need to quit posting misleading information as many don't know the difference. They may work, but they are still illegal in most states. If it's a compression fitting, it's illegal until the regulations are lifted.
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compressiong fittings for brakes

I realize there may be laws regarding the use of compression fittings on brake lines. To clear up some misconceptions, my previous job was in Aerospace Hydraulic Fluid research. I routinely used stainless steel Swagelok fitting for ALL of my connections (hundreds per test stand) and have NEVER had ANY failures. This was a test stand for up to 8000 psi, sanctioned by Boeing Aerospace and Eaton Aerospace. These fittings are used on aircraft hydraulic systems and are usually rated to 15000 psi or higher (up to 1/2" fittings). Used and applied CORRECTLY, they are without a doubt BETTER that any other connection used in automotive. Car companies DON'T use them because they are very pricey, NOT because they are inferior. Pre-swaging the ferrel onto the line is the critical part of installation.
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