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Old 03-26-2006, 10:25 PM
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NEVER put a torch to brake lines - whether there's brake fluid there or not. Brake lines are made from a product called bundy tubing, which is basically spiral-wrapped steel held together with braze material. If you heat this tubing, you'll run into a condition called "liquid metal embrittlement", which will lead to a dangerous situation. Even most metallurgists don't know this rare phenomenon.

Tom, most of the wrenching I do in my garage has to do with corrosion issues from the salt here. After living here my whole life, I got pretty good at replacing brake lines.

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Old 03-26-2006, 10:41 PM
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well

that info about the metal construction and the potential damage from heat is very good info to have.

thanks

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Old 03-27-2006, 03:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kestas
NEVER put a torch to brake lines - whether there's brake fluid there or not. Brake lines are made from a product called bundy tubing, which is basically spiral-wrapped steel held together with braze material. If you heat this tubing, you'll run into a condition called "liquid metal embrittlement", which will lead to a dangerous situation. Even most metallurgists don't know this rare phenomenon.

Tom, most of the wrenching I do in my garage has to do with corrosion issues from the salt here. After living here my whole life, I got pretty good at replacing brake lines.

thankyou for the warning


lots of PB and a wrench it is.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:44 PM
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The tap did it, the lead-in thread was messed up. Although the tap itself ran me $20, which is a lot more than the 90 would of cost.

one side down (it looks SO clean now) one to go.




I'm changing the rear diff fluid also, anything else I sould do whaile I'm down their?

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