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Corroded brake line - replace only corroded part? ***resolved***

Hi all,

As I mentioned on another thread, I've just been for my local version of the MOT.

One problem with the car was "excessive corrosion" of a brake line at the back near the exhaust.

The examiner told me that I don't need to replace the whole brake line, just the part that is rusted excessively (around 4cm in length).

- Is this standard practice?

- What are the pros/cons? Presumably the brake lines are rusting elsewhere as well, so long term I should get the whole lot replaced.

- Would you pass a UK MOT if you only replaced part of a brake line, assuming there was no other excessive rust?

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1999 Scenic Mk I Phase I 1.4 16v

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