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2X94E500 12-10-2008 08:19 PM

'94 E500 installing Brembo front brakes
OK guys -- need help regarding removing old MB front brake flex rubber lines @ the bracket welded to top spring perch. Have used plenty of liquid wrench nut juice, new craftsman brake wrenches (trying not to round off the 11 mm nut), brusted knuckels, etc. Anyone got a method short of removing the the front strut completely to gain unobstructed access ??
PS Anyone done a Brembo big front brake upgrade on the '94 E500? Would appreciate any comments. Thanks again.

Arthur Dalton 12-10-2008 08:59 PM

Are you replacing the hoses??

Battlecat714 12-10-2008 09:04 PM

This BBK?

J. M. van Swaay 12-10-2008 09:21 PM

Someone here may be able to help...


J. M. van Swaay

2X94E500 12-11-2008 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by Arthur Dalton (Post 2045762)
Are you replacing the hoses??

Yes replaces used Brembo SS brake lines with new Brembo SS lines -- pricey little suckers!

2X94E500 12-11-2008 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by J. M. van Swaay (Post 2045787)
Someone here may be able to help...


J. M. van Swaay

Thanks for the lead. Will check it out.

Arthur Dalton 12-11-2008 02:39 PM

Ok..If one has a problem on hoses and is going to discard them anyway , then you can cut the hoses at the fitting and then use a deep socket on the hex/flare end of the hose to aid in removal.
Another trick is to always keep these old hose ends b/c they make great little line and caliper caps when doing brake work where one has to unhook a caliper or line and wants to plug it. You just plug these ends [ male and female] with golf Tees in the rubber part and then you have either cap with the correct flare and threads for use when lines need capping .. Throw them in the tool box for the next time around...Very Handy.

Ferdman 12-11-2008 03:10 PM

2X94E500, I guess you're referring to flare wrenches when you say brake wrenches. You may need to use a cheater pipe on the flare wrench to overcome the initial resistance.

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