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Flaring hard steel brake line

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    Registered Users Posts: 5,678 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    Hi,

    Need to put a flare on a steel brake line. Got a new tool to do it but it isn't working on the car. The alternative for me is to drop the tank out of the car and replace the line (rear brake line).

    Isa there anything I can try first to put the flare onto the steel pipe - I'm guessing that as it is old pipe original to the car that is it old and hardened with time.

    I cut the line with a pipe cutter and then use the tool, but it is not flaring the end. Everything is clamped down tight so I can't see what is going wrong.


    Thanks.



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