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Re: Really need advice. Please.

If you are going to change the brake pipes your self and only if you feel competent to do it,
Raise car axle stand it A MUST,do not trust jacks of any sort
GO to the brake pedal inside the car,find some way of holding the brake pedal to the floor a tommy bar is what i use,i then pull the seat forwards to force the tommy bar to hold the pedal down
Find the brake pipes you need changing ,Cut one of the brake pipes
GO to the brake pedal inside the car,now with the object you found hold the brake pedal down,
Now no more fluid will be lost out of the reservoir
Take that brake pipe off ,mark it so you cannot get the two brake pipes mixed up
once done ,cut the other brake pipe in half or some where easy to get at ,take this off,
take these pieces to any garage ask them to make the pipes up,they will do it but you normally have to call back for them,The problem with brake pipes they do not like being undone with an open ended spanner ,the way around this is to cut just where the old brake pipe enters the flair end then you are able to put a socket on them to undo them dont get the ends mixed up if one is off the rear mark it up or put it in a bag with a note as the brake pipe flared ends could be different a concave end or convex end
When you have your new pipes fit them but at the rear where they fasten do not tighten them up only finger tight, front flair ends tighten ,once you have done this go to the car and take out what ever is holding your brake pedal down ,get in the car and pump the pedal slowly 6 times ,get out and tighten the flair ends at the rear end of the brake pipes,that is it ,if you follow this you will need no bleeding of wheel cylinders or calipers.this is what the garage will do ,check your fluid level,then sort your parking brake issue,dont sort your parking brake issue first,because if its pads at the rear or shoes at the rear that need changing you will get a spongy pedal until they have bedded in and you will think it is something to do with how you have bled the brakes,,simples(now do you still want to do it)
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