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Old 03-03-2001, 03:56 PM
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I am in the process of helping a friend who has a 92 400E also, and is trying to install stainless steel brake lines. He ordered them from Bekkers and when he went to thread the male end into the caliper, it felt as though the bottom of the male end did not touch the inside bottom of the caliper. Doesn't the male end need to come in contact with the inside bottom of the caliper in order to seal so there is no leak? It appears as though the threads are correct, but the male end doesn't seem to be long enough.

Should we hold off installation and try and get another pair or is this how they all match up? Any ideas on another supplier of ss brake lines?

Any immediate feedback is appreciated, as the car is in parts!

Thank you,
Brian W.
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Old 03-03-2001, 09:41 PM
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Any time with working with brakes, if it doesn't fee right, STOP.

Brakes done incorrectly can kill you and others.

I would not go further with this.
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Old 03-04-2001, 12:48 AM
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Yes, there was no way either of us felt comfortable installing the ss lines. He is returning them and will try to find another supplier or see if they will send out another pair to try.

Anyone know of ss brake line suppliers?

Thank you Benzmac,
Brian W.
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Old 03-04-2001, 11:30 AM
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Brake line sealing

Check where the sealing surface is on the old (original) brake hoses. The replacement ones should EXACTLY duplicate that sealing surface. Different brands use different designs, and are not interchangeable. Some seal on the threads, some on the male end, some on a shoulder.

ALWAYS test for leaks, etc. by 'standing' on the brakes BEFORE putting the car in gear.
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