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Re: Really need help please #2

Right as I had spare time on my hands and the gf is off shopping I decided to put the scenic on the ramps. Spent a good half an hour planning my work to replace the brake line.

GOOD NEWS the pipes connect In the middle just under the fuel tank and the front pipes look new no rust what so ever so I just need replace the back end which will save me a little bit of time ( the engine is a nightmare to get to the pipes) so that is what i will do just replace from the middle to the back.

I have also discovers while pondering how to keep the brake fluid from running out once the pipes are disconnected and I have found this brake line plug happy days.

Like I said in another post I will be taking pictures when I am on the job for others to see if they should need to.
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Re: Really need help please #2

S0d's Law says it will all run out while you're trying to put the plug in.

Is it absolutely necessary to change the pipes, have you looked at whether they will clean up with some emery paper etc.?

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Re: Really need help please #2

I made my own plugs. Flare a very short piece of pipe - slide on a nut - bend the non-flared end over hammer it flat over a length of an inch or so. Better still if you have a blow-lamp solder seal the end shut.
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suggest you don't use the blow lamp ! brake fluid is flammable.
I'd let the fluid flow out into a container, your going to bleed it through anyway, and the chances the fluid is probably so old it needs changing anyway.

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Re: Really need help please #2

I'm pretty sure that I used Bundy Tube for brake pipe replacement + the flaring tool. Brill Job iirc it was cheap too, in fairness donkeys years back
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